Lovelorn man hung himself after his girlfriend moved to US

Zachary Isaacs, 24, was devastated over missing Rene Alyssa in the US and told his mother 'I can't cope'

Zachary Isaacs, 24, was devastated over missing Rene Alyssa in the US and told his mother 'I can't cope'

A lovelorn man carved his girlfriend's name into his arm and hung himself after feeling distraught that he could not afford to visit her in California.

Zachary Isaacs, 24, was devastated over missing Rene Alyssa in the US and told his mother 'I can't cope'.

He was desperate to see his lover but could not raise enough cash to buy flights, an inquest in Basingstoke heard.

His shirtless body was later found hanged by his father Stephen, in the home they shared together.

Mr Isaacs had become engaged to Ms Alyssa after meeting her while on holiday in the US and they had continued the relationship across the Atlantic.

Stephen Isaacs told the inquest he found his son hanged at home with gashes in his arm which were later revealed to spell his own name and his fiancee's.

The coroner heard how Mr Isaacs was very 'up and down' and prone to mood swings.

His family did not know what happened between him and his partner but said he was 'desperate' to go to see her and begged for money to buy a plane ticket.

Stephen Isaacs said that when he came home to find his son's body on Sunday, August 20, in Headley Down, Hampshire.

'I opened door to come into hallway,' he said.

'The light was on and I was presented with Zachary with his back to me. He was kneeling on the floor and had no top on. I then saw a belt around his neck and the stairs and instantly knew what had happened.

'I could feel he was cold and I could see his tongue was sticking out which was all blue. He'd harmed his left arm but I couldn't make out what it was.  I started to scream out and shouted at him 'why?'

'He was a troubled soul in my eyes and not without his issues. He was very up and down.'

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was hanging, the inquest in Basingstoke, Hampshire,

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