Pictured: Mother of four, 47, who was strangled by two dogs tugging wires wrapped around her neck on remote Welsh grassland
- Deborah Mary Roberts, 47, was discovered lying on the grassland
- She had two dog leashes around her neck on July 8 and was found by a young girl
- Despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead on the spot
- Tributes have been paid to the mother of four who has been described as ‘warm, kind and with a heart of gold’ as a charity campaign was set up in her name
A mother of four was found dead by a young girl after being strangled by two dogs wrapped around her neck.
Deborah Mary Roberts, 47, was found on July 8 with her dog around her neck while lying with her dog around her neck. The boy had raised the alarm and went to get help.
An investigator heard how two men had been working on an address on Southleigh Drive in Garden Village, Wrexham, North Wales when they were approached by a young girl.
Tribute was paid to mother of four, Deborah Mary Roberts, 47 (pictured above), who was found face down in grassland with dog leashes around her neck on July 8, 2020
An investigation into Deborah’s death revealed that she was strangled to death with cables pulled by the two dogs. She was discovered by a young girl who had raised the alarm
She said her friend was choking and in need of help, so they went to a lawn behind the street where they found Mrs. Roberts.
Denbighshire County Hall was told that Mrs. Roberts was lying on her stomach with leashes around her neck that were attracted to two dogs.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, Mrs. Roberts, a warehouse worker from Rhosddu, Wrexham, was pronounced dead on the spot.
An investigator heard how two men had been working on an address on Southleigh Drive in Garden Village (photo) Wrexham, North Wales when they were approached by a young girl
John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, said a post-mortem investigation revealed a provisional cause of death as strangulation asphyxiation.
He said there was no suggestion of suspicious circumstances and will suspend the investigation until a date to be determined.
The tragedy happened in a popular dog walking area near her home.
Deborah’s son Callum Roberts wrote on Facebook: ‘My brothers and I are so overwhelmed with all the beautiful comments about my mom, she was really unique and we will miss her so much.
“As some of you may have known that our mother had Huntington’s disease, so we chose to make a donation to go to HD, trying to raise as much money and awareness for this cruel disease as possible.”
Dozens of friends and family have taken to Facebook to pay tribute to Deborah whose funeral takes place this afternoon.
A woman wrote: “I am very sorry to hear of your loss, your mother was so warm and friendly, always smiling, so sweet with the children in the playgroup, and that is how I know her.
“I lost my mother 5 months ago and I know how painful it is. She often talked about her sons with pride and joy, will remember you. ‘
Deborah Roberts, 47, has been described as an ‘amazing woman with a heart of gold’ as dozens of friends and benefactors have visited Facebook to pay their respects to the family
Another wrote: “Think about you and send hugs. Your mother was a wonderful woman with a golden heart.
“It is a privilege to have known her. They say that God takes the best and heaven has got a real angel … take care of each other. ‘
Another benevolent person added, “I send you all my love. Your mom was a great lady with a big heart and the best sense of humor.
“She loved you more than you’ll ever know and was so proud of you. Huge hugs to all of you. Xxx Heaven certainly got an angel ….. too soon. ‘
The fundraiser, set up in the name of Deborah, has already raised over £ 1,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Association.
A local newspaper obituary stated that she was “ the beloved wife of the late Paul (Buzby), the beloved, cherished and adored mother of Dan, Cal, Jamie and Jack. She is very loved and will always be remembered. ‘