A man was found dead in his home in Salisbury but his body was so badly decomposed he had to be identified by photographic evidence.
Journalist Mark Long, 64, was discovered lying on his sofa by police who had gone to his home after concerns had been expressed by neighbours for his well-being.
Yesterday Wiltshire Police said:”His death is not being treated as suspicious.”
An inquest in Salisbury was told the cause of Mr Long’s death on December 23 was unascertained.
The inquest was adjourned to a date be fixed.