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No sign of violence in body found in Claxton Bay

The decomposing body of a man was found inside a house at St Margaret’s Village, Claxton Bay, on Wednesday night.


Police said relatives went to the home of 58-year-old John Rambert after he failed to answer his telephone for several days. Rambert lived alone.

Relatives said they encountered a stench coming from inside the house and contacted the nearby St Margaret’s Police Station.

A team of officers entered the house at St Margaret’s Junction and discovered the corpse.

Police said there were no visible marks of violence on the body.

The body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James, where an autopsy will be performed.

In another incident, an autopsy confirmed 87-year-old Ruth Demus, who was found dead at her St Margaret’s Village home on Monday, died from natural causes.

Demus’ decomposing corpse was discovered by a friend who had gone to her Rig Road home.

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 three days before, was found lying on the living room floor.

Her body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.
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