An inquest into the death of Mrs Suerdieck was held on the 17th August before Mr. Wm. J. Gilbert, acting coroner, and jury consisting of L. McNamara (foreman), H. Schumann, and S. H. O'Hara. After hearing the evidence of several witnesses, which proved that the deceased lady had been subject to fainting swoons, and had also complained about her heart being in a weak state, the jury brought in a verdict of "death from natural causes."
"Much sympathy is felt for the deceased lady's husband, who is an old man of 67 and feels his Ioss most keenly". Mr Suerdieck expended a large amount of capital in helping to develop properties in Gullewa, from which as yet he has had no returns." The deceased was a native of Germany, who had lived many years in S.A., and a little over twelve months in W.A.