Open verdict in forgery-accused solicitor Gareth Evans's death
- 23 July 2014
- From the section North West Wales
A coroner has recorded an open verdict in the death of a Gwynedd solicitor facing forgery charges whose body was found on a beach.
Gareth Evans, 64, of Llanbedr, was found washed up at Morfa Bychan, near Porthmadog on 3 January.
An inquest at Llangefni heard his body was found fully-clothed in a pin-striped suit. He had drowned.
Coroner Dewi Pritchard-Jones said: "The evidence doesn't show how Gareth Evans died."
Mr Evans, a former deputy high sheriff of Meirionnydd and ex-clerk to Dolgellau town council, left home on the morning of 2 January after kissing his wife goodbye and asking what was for supper.
He never arrived at work and his car was found parked at Barmouth.
Mr Evans, a father-of-three, was due to appear before magistrates at Llandudno accused of forgery involving a Land Registry form in 2009.