A 56-YEAR-old Debe woman was strangled during a robbery at her home on Sunday.
Donawattie Jadoonanan, of Ramsamooj Trace, was found dead by her neighbours with marks on her neck and pieces of ribbons on her chest and legs.
Several items of her clothing and jewelry were found by villagers in an abandoned track leading from Jadoonanan's house yesterday afternoon.
Police were contacted, and arrived at the scene several hours later.
Villagers stood guard over the items until police responded.
Residents said a man, who was not known in the area, was seen in the track yesterday.
An autopsy conducted by pathologist Dr Estlyn McDonald Burris at the Forensic Science Centre, St James yesterday concluded that she was strangled.
Jadoonanan's neighbour, Rampiarie Mahadeo, last saw the deceased on Saturday sitting in her porch.
Mahadeo said Jadoonanan, who had polio, usually kept her house locked, but on Sunday she noticed a window opened for most of the day.
Around 6 p.m. after neighbours had not seen Jadoonanan for the day and calls to her cell phone went unanswered, they broke down the front door.
She was found in her bed, with blood dripping from her mouth.
A quantity of jewelry was missing from the house.
In an unrelated incident, police shot and killed a Toco man at Guapo Village, near Point Fortin on Sunday.
The deceased was seen standing at Jerry's Snackette at Guapo Main Road acting suspiciously.
Residents in the area contacted police and officers responded to the scene.
When police officers approached the deceased, he pulled out a knife and attempted to attack them.
A police officer pulled out a firearm and shot the deceased. He was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead.