Catherine Shaw Wiki
A British backpacker, 23, died after falling from a mountain hiking trail in Guatemala as she went to watch the sunrise, an inquest has heard.
Catherine Shaw Age
She was 23 years old.
Catherine Shaw Career
Ms. Shaw, who was a yoga teacher, was described at the inquest as ‘a very spiritual person, who very much enjoyed being surrounded by nature’ and was reported to have been fasting at the time, though this was unconfirmed by a pathologist.
Catherine Shaw was visiting
The likelihood is that Catherine was visiting, trekking on this mountain trail. She was alone, and she was to view the sunrise near this viewpoint, and had decided to climb a section of this mountain,’ said Mr. Salter.
Catherine Shaw Missing
Ms. Shaw was reported missing on Thursday, March 7 this year, after being last seen in the town of San Juan La Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlan.
Catherine Shaw Body Found
Police announced on Monday, March 11 that her body had been found unclothed and in a state of decomposition near the viewpoint.
Catherine Shaw’s naked body was found around 100m from the Indian Nose trail, in the south-western highlands of the Central American country, after she was reported missing several days earlier by friends.
Despite previous online speculation about foul play, Mr. Salter said there were ‘no suspicious circumstances or third party involvement’, and it was likely that Ms. Shaw had been dead for ‘four to six days’ before her body was discovered.
Catherine Shaw post-mortem
A post-mortem examination concluded that she had died of ‘multiple injuries’, including hemorrhaging resulting from a traumatic brain injury, coroner Darren Salter confirmed.
Catherine Shaw father (Tarquin Shaw)
her father, Tarquin Shaw, who attended the hearing with his wife, Ann, and Ms. Shaw’s godmother, Trish, said his daughter was ‘quite capable’ of having removed her own clothing.
‘It’s unusual for a 23-year-old to not be body-conscious,’ he said.’ She believed in what she was presented with. She was confident and it was quite refreshing to see in a youngster. She was very comfortable in her own skin.’
Catherine Shaw Family Statement
A family statement, read out to the court, said Ms. Shaw was ‘a vivacious, friendly, kind and adventurous person who made friends all over the world. She loved mountains, waterfalls, sunrises, and sunsets.’
Her short-term plan had been to explore a volcanic area before traveling to a festival in Colombia.
Recording a conclusion of accidental death, Mr. Salter offered his condolences to Ms. Shaw’s family, saying: ‘She was someone who led a very full and active life.’