Joanne Thomas with her daughter Harper
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Death of Merthyr mum Joanne Thomas and baby Harper unclear

The cause of death of a mother and four month old baby who lay undiscovered for up to three weeks in their home remains unclear following an inquest, leaving their "devastated" family in torment.

Former straight-A student Joanne Thomas, 27, was found in bed with Harper at their Merthyr home in July.

Harper had previously been on the "at risk register" due to a volatile relationship Ms Thomas had been in.

But relatives said she had just moved and started to turn her life around.

Matt Murray reports.

  • 01 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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