A WELL-known motivational speaker who grew up in Hampshire took her own life, an inquest heard.

The death of Susie Barron-Stubley sparked an outpouring of grief from people who were inspired by her through her work training personal assistants across the world.

Winchester Coroner’s Court heard how the 45 year old was staying with her parents in Kings Worthy near Winchester after a relationship breakdown with her partner Stephen Walton on October 29 last year.

She went missing on November 1 and her body was found in North Walls Recreation Ground in the early hours of November 2 following a police search.

Her death also saw an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, however senior coroner Grahame Short said there were no failings by the police.

The inquest heard how it was likely that she was suffering from bipolar disorder but was never officially diagnosed, she was on medication for depression and had attempted to take her own life before.

Her partner Stephen Walton said they had difficulties in their relationship and she suffered from “mood swings”.

Police originally listed Ms Barron-Stubley, of Shepherd’s Hill in Reading, as a high-risk missing person, the inquest heard. She was later downgraded to medium risk due to a lack of information According to search advisor PC Robin Dimond police found it difficult to trace her movements as Ms Barron-Stubley had no phone, bank cards and no vehicle.

Police centred their efforts to find on her parents’ home but later found out Ms Barron-Stubley had asked for help at the closed-down North Walls police station where she left a message via the intercom and briefly spoke to a call handler Peter Bray at 10.48pm.

Mr Bray told the inquest how she said she needed help, she said her name was Susie Barron but when he asked for more details she terminated the call.

Mr Bray searched for her name on the police system, but due to a spelling error inputted by another officer involved in the case he was unable to find details until an hour later when by chance he spoke to Mr Walton.

When police discovered the intercom message they conducted search around the old police station and looked at CCTV footage.

They believed Ms Barron-Stubley had walked in the direction of Park Avenue towards River Park Leisure Centre. Officers were deployed to this area and her body was found at the nearby recreation ground.

Pathologist Dr Raid Al-Talib told the inquest Ms Barron-Stubley died as a result of carbon monoxide and fluoxetine poisoning. She was also nearly twice the drink drive limit according to toxicology results.

Senior coroner Grahame Short recorded her death as suicide and said her reasons were “unclear” and described her as a troubled person who had not been properly diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.