GREAT-grandmother Rosie Ramoutar, 81, who disappeared into the forest two weeks ago, was found dead yesterday in a canefield in Central Trinidad.
Ramoutar's body was discovered by two hunters, with their dogs, in a bushy area at Arena Road, off Todd's Road.
Ramoutar's daughter, Indra Mohammed, 55, said she was told her mother appeared to be asleep.
Mohammed said: "They found her with her hand under her head. She had curled up like if she was in a cocoon. The nights would have been cold in the bushes."
Ramoutar's son, Karran Ramoutar, was contacted around 4 a.m. on his cellphone by one of the hunters who discovered the body.
Karran Ramoutar went to the area and found his mother's body, and recognised her by the clothing she was wearing, Mohammed said.
It is uncertain how long ago Ramoutar died.
The mother of ten, grandmother of 20, and great-grand mother of four, suffered with Alzheimer's disease.
She went missing from her home at Chickland Road, Caparo, on February 16. She was last seen cleaning the yard of her home and crossing the road to dispose of garbage.
A team from the Canine Police Unit, Forestry Division, soldiers, police and villagers began combing the surrounding streets and forests in search of Ramoutar.
Mohammed said: "It is sad that she passed away like this. She was always a busy-body. I would have preferred if she had died in her bed."
An autopsy was expected to be performed on Ramoutar's body yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.