MYSTERY still surrounds the death of a recovering drug addict in Huddersfield.
An inquest at Huddersfield yesterday heard how Trevor Lee Smith, 48, was found dead in his flat on April 28 last year.
He had last been seen alive about a week earlier.
Jamaican-born Mr Smith, who was unemployed, had lived at his first floor flat in Prospect Street for three years after he and his wife divorced.
He had three children from the marriage and a daughter from a previous relationship.
Mr Smith had been a heroin addict but at the time of his death he was trying to come off the drug and was on a methadone programme.
He picked up a daily prescription of methadone and last collected his drugs on April 16.
However, he did not take them - they were found in his shirt pocket after his death.
By April 27, his drugs support worker was concerned that he had not seen Mr Smith and tried, unsuccessfully, to contact him.
On April 28, the police were called and they had to force their way into the flat.
They found Mr Smith dead.
He appeared to have tripped backwards over a low piece of furniture and was lying on the floor.
A post mortem by Dr Mohammed Aslam failed to discover a cause of death or a time of death.
However, it did find that Mr Smith had heart problems.
Tests showed that Mr Smith had methadone, diazepam and tamazepam in his blood and traces of heroin.
However, analyst Richard Sykes said the level of drugs in his system were misleading because they could have been increased by processes occurring after death.
Recording a verdict of death from natural causes, coroner Roger Whittaker said death could have been due to a heart attack but this was uncertain.