A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been detained by officers of the Penal Police Station for questioning about the death of a close relative.
Police reports are that Stella Rampersad got into an altercation with the man, a labourer she lives with.
Police said they were investigating whether he pushed Rampersad during the argument on Friday.
The woman fell and hit her head.
She was taken to the Siparia District Health Facility where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The actual time of the incident is unknown but Rampersad was taken to the facility at around 7.30 p.m.
Rampersad lived at Moolchan Trace, Penal Rock Road, Penal.
She was an Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) worker and the mother of two.
Her foster mother, Lutchmin Rajpath, 60, said yesterday she received Rampersad when she was six weeks old and now she will have to take care of Rampersad's daughter who is also the same age.
Rajpath, who lived with Rampersad said the woman was like a child.
"She was a good girl. Anything she had she would share it with me even if was down to a sweet."
Penal police are continuing investigations.
Penal police are also investigating the killing of a 23-year-old man whose body was found yesterday morning.
The discovery was made by goat farmer David Hospedales who called the Penal Police Station around 7.30 a.m.
Hospedales was walking along Latchoos Road in Penal when he saw Akim Hamlet's body lying at the side of the road with what appeared to be chop wounds to the neck and chest.
Hamlet is from Delhi Road in Fyzabad, police said.
The body was shirtless and clad in three-quarter pants.
He was bound and gagged.