AN inquest has opened into the death of a Southampton man who was discovered dead in his home.

Duarte Nuno De Abrey, 46, of Thornbury Avenue, was found deceased in his property by emergency services on a welfare check on March 4.

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An inquest into his death was opened at Winchester Coroners' Court on Monday, July 8.

The initial cause of death has been given as a mixed drug overdose.

The full inquest will be held at Winchester Coroners' Court on July 15 next year.