Decomposing body of 87-year-old woman found

THE decomposing body of 87-year-old Ruth Demus has been found at her home.

Demus, of St Margaret’s, was discovered by a friend who had gone to her Rig Road, St Margaret’s house around 10 a.m. on Monday.

The friend called out several times for Demus but got no response.

She detected a foul scent and contacted the police.

Demus, who was last seen on Friday, was found lying on the living room floor.

Her body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

Police said they detected no marks of violence on her body, but an autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death.
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