No answers to mystery of Radlett man found dead in Georgia

PUBLISHED: 12:46 05 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:46 05 March 2014

Hatfield Coroner's Court

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Mystery still surrounds the death of a local man found in Georgia just under four years ago, an inquest has revealed.

Philip Rodgers’s body was discovered in a village in Mukhadtskaro, Mtskheta, by sherpas on March 27, 2010.

At an inquest last week, Herts Coroner Mr Edward Thomas said it was not known why the 45-year-old British national, of Shenley Road, Radlett, was in the country.

He had apparently spoken to his family a day before and had gone to a Georgian hospital two days before his death but was discharged and “okay”.

A report read out by Mr Thomas said Philip could have possibly been hit by a vehicle due to his internal injuries.

There were some injuries apparently made before his death such as abrasions to his body and he suffered traumatic haemorrhages to both his lungs. Police were reportedly unable to continue with their investigation into his death. Mr Thomas recorded the cause of death as unascertained and gave an open verdict.

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