THE ‘unexplained’ death of a woman that prompted thousands of people to call police to re-investigate the case is set to be featured in a documentary.
Blessing Olusegun was found on the Bexhill seafront near Galley Hill in September 2020.
A coroner ruled in May that the 21-year-old died as a result of a drowning accident.
Blessing’s family campaigned for further investigations into the death of the business administration student.
And last year, thousands of people called on police to investigate the death further, and Brighton and Hove City Council added its support to the Justice for Blessing Olugesun petition, which garnered more than 50,000 signatures.
Sussex Police issued a statement claiming the carer’s death had been “strongly refuted” because of her ethnicity.
The force described her death as “unexplained” and said it was “not suspicious” as there was “no evidence of third-party involvement”.
MTV will now air the documentary Body on the Beach: What Happened to Blessing? tomorrow night at 10pm as part of his True Life Crime UK series.
Speaking to Blessing’s friends and family, broadcast journalist Linda Adey is investigating the “unexplained” death and following Blessing’s steps via CCTV.
In a trailer for the show, Blessing’s family and friends are shown discussing their frustration at the closure of the investigation, with one saying, “How can you just close the case?” and Ms Adey popping the question, “Could.” did you meet anyone out here?”.
Blessing lived on Middle Park Avenue in London but worked as a nurse in Bexhill.
Her body was wet and the tide was out when she was found by a dog walker, the Hastings inquest heard.
She was found nearby with her shoes and her phone.
It was also revealed in the examination that Blessing could not swim.
Blessing’s mother, Esther Abe, said her daughter did not go into the sea on purpose.
After a day’s inquest, coroner Alan Craze recorded a verdict of accidental death.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20662274.mtv-documentary-investigate-death-blessing-olusegun/?ref=rss MTV documentary investigating the death of Blessing Olusegun