A reclusive mother and daughter lay dead in their ramshackle home for at least six months before their bodies were found, an inquest has heard. Caroline Jessett, 50, placed her mum’s body in the bathtub of their home before she died in her bedroom some time later. Pauline Jessett, 78, was last seen by a district nurse nearly two years before her remains were discovered, while daughter Caroline’s mummified corpse was in her bedroom for six months to a year.