AN INQUEST was opened and adjourned today (Tuesday) into the death of Ryde woman, Joanna Orpin, who was reported missing from her home last month.

The 42-year-old mum from Dover Street went missing on February 13. Extensive searches were made following her disappearance including a police appeal.

However, her body was found washed up in the harbour area of Bosham in East Sussex on February 17.

A post-mortem revealed she had died from multiple injuries.

The inquest was adjourned until Thursday, June 21.