A grieving bride-to-be has hanged herself after believing she could go 'half way' to heaven to say a last good bye to her dead best friend, an inquest has heard. Jazmine Howarth, 25, from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, claimed she could 'control' death and meet up with her friend, mother-of-one Dionne Corbett, before returning 'to the land of the living'. But 24 hours after visiting Ms Corbett's body in a chapel of rest, Ms Howarth was found dead in a community garden near her home by her fiance.
Her late best friend Ms Corbett
She died on March 11, two weeks after call centre worker Ms Corbett hanged herself at her home in Bolton on February 26 following a battle with depression. Ms Corbett and Ms Howarth had been best friends since they were toddlers and even talked about getting pregnant at the same time so they could 'go through it all together', the inquest was told.
An inquest at Rochdale Coroner's Court was told Ms Howarth had written a number of letters saying she wanted to meet Ms Corbett, also 25, 'for one last time' before coming back so she could 'carry on with her life'.