Jersey

Cause of Peter Riley Cambodia death 'unclear', inquest hears

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Image caption Peter Riley's family plan to set up a charity in his name

The exact details surrounding the death of a Jersey man in Cambodia are unclear, an inquest has heard.

Peter Michael Riley, 25, died in Sihanoukville Province in May but police say it is unclear exactly when he died due to the time difference.

Jersey Police were notified of the former Haut Vallee pupil's death on 25 May but said documents from Cambodia were still awaiting translation.

The inquest has been adjourned to allow his body to be released for cremation.

Police told the inquest they could not say who pronounced Mr Riley dead because of differences in procedures between Jersey and Cambodia.

A Home Office forensic pathologist examined Mr Riley's body and concluded there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The cause of death is due to be announced when the inquest resumes.

Hundreds of islanders have paid tribute to Mr Riley, who was believed to be travelling with a friend.

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