Daughter of couple who died after stay in Egypt hotel vows to 'find out the truth' about cause of death

John and Susan Cooper

John and Susan Cooper died suddenly in August. Image: PA

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The daughter of a couple who died while on holiday in Egypt has vowed to "find out the truth" about what happened to her parents.

Jon Cooper, 69, and Susan Cooper, 63, died suddenly during a stay at a Hurghada hotel in August last year.

The couple had been staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel with their daughter Kelly Ormerod and her three children.

Kelly Ormerod was on holiday with her parents when they fell ill. Image: SWNS

The pair fell ill at the hotel, with Mr Cooper collapsing and dying at the hotel and Mrs Cooper suffering a heart attack in an ambulance en route to hospital.

Forensic examinations carried out by authorities in Egypt reported the cause of deaths as being linked to E.coli bacteria.

 

 

However, Ms Ormerod is sceptical about the conclusion, and has vowed to find out what happened to her parents.

She said: "It may take years and I may never get an answer but at least I will know that I have done everything I could to find out the truth."

Kelly Ormerod. Image: SWNS

An inquest into the Coopers' deaths was opened and adjourned at Preston Coroner's Court and although post-mortem examinations have been carried out, they have not been able to determine the cause of death.

Senior coroner Dr James Adeley said through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he would be requesting all relevant reports and documentation from a long list of public bodies in Egypt and from Thomas Cook.

He warned that requests to foreign countries “can take months, even years.''