A case study of the death of William David Thomas, a 43 year old postal worker, whose body was recovered on March 14, 1969 from a river in Cardiff. It was reported that a cause of death could not be determined due to the state of the body & there was no direct evidence for assault, robbery, or suicide. The coroner still ruled suicide as the cause of death. To avoid embarrassment of an unfair inquest, the inquest was quashed on demand of the widow. However, the 2nd inquest gave the same result.