Skeletal remains of woman found in Triumph house

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Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in a Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) house, suspected to be that of Dhanmattie Paul Deopaul, a 57-year-old woman of East Indian descent.

According to a police report, the woman lived alone in a two-storey wooden structure and usually remained isolated from her family and friends.

At around 13:55 hrs on Saturday, however, her brother-in-law Compton Dyal, a 63-year-old businessman of Eccles, visited her residence. He reportedly called out to her several times but got no answer.

Soon after, at around 14:15 hrs, police officers were summoned and the skeletal remains were found on the kitchen floor on the lower flat of her home.

The scene was processed and photographed; the skeletal remains were taken to the Jerrick’s Funeral Parlour for storage.

Importantly, the police report stated that the home was not found ransacked but several persons were questioned and statements taken.

According to the police, nothing is known about the woman’s health since it was reported that she would not visit any health institution. She was last seen alive about three weeks ago by neighbours.

Investigations are ongoing.

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