Neighbours of Christopher Harrold found him hanging in the corner of his bedroom after being absent for several days in Redland, Bristol, England.
He died of auto-erotic asphixation – a method of increasing sexual excitement by restricting oxygen flow to the brain by strangulation or suffocation.
The 26-year-old had reportedly pleasured himself and, unintentionally strangled himself. According to police reports, a laptop and mobile phone was found near his body in his room.
Although no further details about his death were given a coroner believed that the young man didn’t plan to hurt or kill himself. Post mortem examination as well as the circumstances around the death pointed at auto-erotic asphixation as the cause of death.
Days before tragedy Mr Harrold moved into his new house which he shared with his three close friends and was in good spirits, according to his family. That’s why his neighbours noticed his absence only two days after his bizarre, unintentional suicide.
In their statement to court, Mr Harrold’s mother, Carmel Dawson, said her son did well in school, with teachers praising him for both his work and attitude. He was a ‘smart, hardworking and competitive’ person, but unfortunately the excess konji is no respecter of persons.