A WOMAN was found dead on the seashore a day after she was reported missing.

Sheila Costigan Chrystie, 70, was found on the beach at Milford on Sea on January 29, an inquest heard in Winchester.

The hearing was told that Mrs Chrystie had been reported missing on January 28 from her home at Ellesfield Drive, West Parley, Ferndown, in Dorset on January 28.

A post mortem conducted by consultant pathologist Dr Eleanor Jaynes was inconclusive.

Senior coroner Grahame Short adjourned the inquest until July 17.