Following in inquest, the Victoria, Australia coroner has found that former pro skateboarder Ben Pappas, who was found dead in the Yarra River in March of 2007, was responsible for the death of his ex-girlfriend Lynette Phillips, according to a story on News.com.au.
Ms Phillips was bashed to death, wrapped in a quilt and weighed down at Dights Falls in Abbotsford. . . Coroner Jennifer Coate said that on the balance of probabilities, 29-year-old Pappas caused Ms Phillips’ death, then placed her body in the Yarra River. . . Ms Coate said the former couple’s relationship was marred by violence and drug abuse. . .
This is just one more sad piece of the Pappas story. Our thoughts are with both families.