THE family of a woman found dead on a beach in Sussex will quiz police on possible 'failings' in the investigation of her death.

Blessing Olusegun was 21 when her body was found at Bexhill in September last year.

More than 55,000 people have signed a petition demanding to know what happened to her.

A hearing at Hastings was told her family will ask to question at least three Sussex Police officers about their investigation at the full inquest.

Senior Coroner for East Sussex Alan Craze told mum Esther Abe he was concentrating on two possible reasons for her daughter's death.

Wearing a hoodie with Justice for my Daughter and Justice for Blessing printed on the back and sleeve, she listened as Mr Craze gave details of his process.

He said: "We know who, how, when and where she died.

"The simple question of the inquest will be how did she come by her death.

"At worst there are four possibilities, natural causes, accident, foul play, suicide.

"There is probably insufficient evidence for natural causes.

"We will probably leave two on the table, accident and suicide.

"The fourth would have been murder.

"The police say it's more likely to be an accident than suicide.

"I may be asked to look into the fourth but that's the way I see the inquest going."

The pre-inquest hearing was told there were three CCTV cameras in the area and two were working.

"The CCTV goes on for five minutes after she passes by and nobody comes and I regard that as quite significant evidence," the coroner said.

Blessing's family have asked to examine more of the footage to establish if anybody else could have come along after.

Blessing was found dead just hours after speaking to her boyfriend on the phone.

The business student from South East London was discovered in the early hours of September 18 near a care home where she was on work placement as a carer for elderly patients with dementia.

Speaking after her death, mum Esther Abe, 39, said her beautiful, gorgeous and talented daughter has so much to live for.

She told the London Evening Standard: “I’m devastated beyond words.

"I spoke to Blessing the day before and she was fine.

“I’m a mother and I need to know what happened to my daughter. Did she come to harm?

“She had so much to do in her life."

Blessing is reported to have sent text messages to her boyfriend and a close family friend asking them to stay on the phone with her.

The online petition says her last message to mum at 01:25am.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "At 6.20am on Friday September 18 the body of a woman was found lying on the beach at Bexhill near Galley Hill.

"Police have been investigating the circumstances and the death is being treated as unexplained though not suspicious at this stage."

A full inquest is expected to take place next year.