Note was discovered with body of detective
A NOTE was discovered at the home of a policeman who was found dead, it has emerged.
The existence of the message was revealed as an inquest was opened and adjourned.
Detective Constable Warren Marks, pictured, was discovered by a work colleague at his home in Lipson last Friday, August 24.
Tributes have been paid to the 42-year-old, described by one senior police officer as "devoted to his community".
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The inquest into DC Marks' death was officially opened in the city yesterday.
Plymouth and South West Devon Coroner Ian Arrow adjourned the full hearing until a date to be fixed.
A spokeswoman for the HM Coroner's Office said: "On August 24, 2012, Warren Alexander Marks was found deceased at his home address and a note was found.
"On the present information I hold there are no suspicious circumstances."
DC Marks was a former neighbourhood beat manager in Devonport, and was well-liked in the area.
He had been in the force for more than 10 years and had recently been based at Charles Cross CID. He leaves behind a wife and two children, an eight-year-old son and five-year-old daughter. A post-mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday as police continue to investigate the circumstances of DC Marks' death.
Officers are not looking for anybody else in connection with the tragedy.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was initially alerted to the incident.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: "The force is carrying out an investigation on behalf of HM Coroner. The case was referred to the IPCC as a matter of course but has since been referred back to the force."
Tributes have been paid to DC Marks by several former work colleagues. Detective Chief Inspector Jim Colwell said earlier this week: "The entire force is very much saddened by this loss."
Residents in Devonport have also left written tributes to DC Marks on The Herald's website, www.thisisplymouth.co.uk.