Coroner: Nurse linked to royal prank call was found hanging

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, had marks on her wrists


The nurse duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging, a coroner in London confirmed.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found by a colleague and a security guard last Friday morning - and there were also marks on her wrist, the Daily Mail reported.

Two notes were found in the room of Indian-born Saldanha, who worked at the King Edward VII Hospital in London, treating Kate Middleton, 30.

"On Friday 7 December Jacintha Saldanha was found by a colleague and a member of security staff. Sadly she was found hanging. There were also injuries to her wrist. The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene. At this time there are no suspicious circumstances," Detective Chief Inspector James Harman said.

She was on the reception desk when answering a call from Sydney-based 2Day FM DJs Mel Greig, 30, and Michael Christian, 25, who were pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.

Saldanha  then passed them onto a second nurse on Kate's ward, who was duped into giving out details of her medical condition.

Police are now looking at emails Mrs Saldanha had sent in the lead up to her death.