A POST mortem carried out on the body of a man found dead in a Hartlepool house have proved “inconclusive”.
The 43-year-old man, named locally as Shaun Gibson, who was discovered at a house in Staithes Court, off Mainsforth Terrace, in Hartlepool.
But despite a postmortem being held on Friday, August 8, to try to establish the cause of his death, it is still not clear how he died.
Further tests will now be carried out and an inquest is due to be opened by town coroner Malcolm Donnelly on Monday.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police were called to a report of a man in his early forties being found dead at an address in Staithes Court in Hartlepool at around 5.40pm on Wednesday, August 6.
“A post mortem has proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out. The death is being treated as unexplained.”
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance in connection with the incident.
A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.
Both have been released on bail pending further investigation.