Police making progress in elderly woman’s case

Police have made a breakthrough in one of three unnatural death investigations.

On July 23, Gloria Eudora Leacock, 86, of Church Street, Speightstown, St Peter, was found dead in her home after police received a report that friends and family members had been trying unsuccessfully to contact her that morning.

About 10:10 a.m., officers from District “E” Station made the discovery, with the body being identified by a close family member.

“There’s someone in custody assisting us with the investigation in that matter and we will update you further when the time comes,” said police public affairs and communications officer, acting Inspector Rodney Inniss.

As news of her death spread, people took to social media to express condolences and share memories of the long-time former shopkeeper.

A commenter said: “This is the second elderly person to be found [dead] in their home from St Peter. This is sad. People not even safe in their homes.”

On July 9 around 12:25 p.m., an elderly man, whose name is yet to be released, was found by police in his Colleton Gardens, St Peter home slumped over a chair with what appeared to be blood flowing from a wound in the head.

An ambulance and medical personnel were summoned but found no sign of life. A doctor later visited the scene and pronounced death.

Inniss said investigations were still ongoing and any answers were pending from the coroner’s office.

Police are also trying to ascertain the identity of a decomposing body found at Spring Hall Plantation, St Lucy, on July 26. The remains were discovered by a worker on the plantation around 8:30 a.m.

“This is being dealt with by medical personnel after they perform an autopsy. We are awaiting DNA results,” Inniss said. (CA)

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