An inquest into the death of a photographer whose body was found in open-air bathing ponds on Hampstead Heath in August is due to take place in December.

Sweden-born photographer Sussie Ahlburg, 50, was found dead on 5 August, having been reported missing by her family the previous evening after failing to return home.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive, prompting further tests to be carried out.

Speaking today, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told Amateur Photographer that an inquest is due to take place at St Pancras Coroner’s Court in December, though a date is yet to be confirmed.

The original police appeal for witnesses remains on the Metropolitan Police website.


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Born in Stockholm, Sussie Ahlburg (pictured) took up photography at an early age.

The photographer’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal.

As well as a portrait photographer, she specialised in capturing images of jewellery, glass, fashion and textiles and, among other books, was the author of a guide called Photograph your own Art and Craft.

After moving to London she studied at the Central School of Art in London.