A SOUTHAMPTON mum sent goodbye messages to loved ones on a social networking Internet site just hours before she was found hanged, an inquest heard.

The court was told that Angela Lubi was discovered hanging near Weston Shore by her husband, Alex.

Earlier Mrs Lubi took her husband’s van and left their home while he slept on the sofa.

She later called him and said: “Sorry for what I’m about to do”.

The 45-year-old, of Staplehurst Close, alerted police and joined them in a search for his wife, with who he has a ten-year-old son.

The coroner’s court at Winchester heard how Mrs Lubi had battled depression.

The 42-year-old was prescribed anti-depressants and had also struggled with bulimia.

Window fitter Mr Lubi told the hearing: “She suffered very much from postnatal depression.

“She was very close to her mother who died of cancer – that was the big loss of her life.

“She was a very bubbly, outgoing character in between her mood swings.”

Coroner Mr Simon Burge said that in addition to prescribed anti-depressants, cocaine, MDPV and alcohol were also found in her system.

The inquest was also told that before her death Mrs Lubi had placed farewell messages on the social networking site Facebook.

Recording an open verdict, the coroner said: “I need to be sure that she intended to hang herself.

“But the effect of the drugs could be that the balance of the state of her mind was altered.”