Family pay tribute to Bolton makeup artist at inquest

Family pay tribute to Bolton makeup artist at inquest

A household have paid tribute to a “stunning and glad” makeup artist who was discovered useless at house after taking a mix of medicine.

David Jon Hugh Mckenna, who was additionally often known as Sarah Rose Elizabeth Mckenna, was discovered unresponsive at her flat on Saville Street in Bolton on April 16.

The makeup artist, who was recognized as schizophrenic, had transitioned from a person to a girl, however the household say she was nonetheless not sure over her identification.

A good friend, Max Bunkel, from America, was staying along with her at the time and had discovered Sarah in her bed room, Bolton Coroner’s Court was advised.

Sarah’s cousin Emma Crossdale described the 30-year-old as “all the time very outgoing, sort and caring”.

She added: “He (when speaking about David) cherished drama, singing and dancing however he did wrestle with psychological well being issues.

“Sarah was stunning and glad and bought to reside her ultimate years as she had all the time wished.

“She had a lot to look ahead to and this has been an ideal loss to the entire household and associates, she’ll be vastly missed.

“We understand how a lot she cherished life and by no means let any of her struggles maintain her again.”

A toxicology report and postmortem examination confirmed that numerous medication, which included cocaine and heroin, had been taken prior to loss of life.

Sarah had been visited by Mr Bunkel after they met on social media and the 2 had spent the evening in shut firm.

Mr Bunkel gave a press release to the courtroom implying that whereas he had been with the makeup artist of the evening of her loss of life, he had solely taken hashish along with her, whereas the deceased continued taking medication.

After strolling previous the room and seeing Sarah on the ground loud night breathing, Mr Bunkel stated he went again to his room.

But when he checked on her once more, he discovered her chilly and administered CPR whereas on the telephone to emergency providers.

Paramedics had been known as however Sarah was pronounced useless.

Detective Inspector Philip Howesley stated there was no “suspicious proof” at the scene.

But Sarah’s household stated they felt a radical investigation was not carried out and far proof has but to be seen.

They don’t consider she would have taken medication with Mr Bunkel.


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In conclusion, Coroner Peter Sigee stated: “The discovering that I make is that the medical reason behind loss of life is 1A, mixture drug intoxication.

“But I can’t be sure in what circumstances they entered his physique.

“I’m happy that I’ll give an open conclusion.”

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