A RECLUSIVE cleaner hanged herself in the storeroom of her client’s home last year, an inquest heard.

Fay Walsh, 53, was about £50,000 in debt when she killed herself but showed few outward signs of depression.

Salisbury Coroners Court had heard how Ms Walsh had become withdrawn since her separated husband committed suicide 15 years ago and her son died of Weil’s disease.

Debts had mounted following a failed relocation to France and she lived in Donhead St Mary with her daughter, working at Shute House.

However she also carried out a number of private cleaning jobs in the village and her body was found on November 20 at Spring Cottage after being reported missing by her daughter Hannah.

The owner of Spring Cottage works in London during the week so the body was discovered by Michelle Millard, a colleague from Shute House who went looking for Ms Walsh after she was reported missing.

Her daughter said nothing had appeared out of the ordinary on the day she had died, following her normal routine and saying she would be back for dinner.

In a police statement Hannah Walsh, 26, said the only sign that she might commit suicide was extra supplies of dog food and cleaning equipment her mother had bought.

Colleagues described her as an “exceedingly good chef ”

and “really nice but very quiet”. They had said she was always worrying for her daughter who had struggled to find a job and rarely left the house.

No suicide note had been left but police say there was no sign of any third party involvement and her phone was placed on the windowsill.

Concluding it was a suicide Peter Hatvany, assistant coroner for Wiltshire, said Ms Walsh had hung herself in a little used storeroom at Spring Cottage shortly before midday on November 20.

“She found herself in a considerable amount debt, around £50,000, and she was unable to clear the debt,” he said.

“I think it is relevant that she had no social interaction with anyone apart from her daughter.”