The Guyana Police Force is investigating a report of the discovery of a decomposed body of a 78-year-old woman which was found in a house on the Island of Wakenaam. She was last seen alive on the February 11th,2021.

At about 18.35 hrs today, Janelle Stewart, a 35-year-old resident and granddaughter of the deceased, visited the Sans Souci Police Station and reported that she did not see her grandmother, Sahodra Stephens.

On receipt of this report, Police ranks left for the scene along with the granddaughter.

Enquiries disclosed Stephen was a pensioner who lived alone at Lot 15 Dumburg.

The granddaughter said that Stephen told her that she was going to Georgetown on February 12.

The Police ranks found that the door leading to the upper flat of the house was locked from the inside.

There are three bedrooms in the upper flat and when ranks went into the ‘middle bedroom, the mosquito net was down on the bed and the deceased was seen under the net in a swollen state.

The body was examined but no marks of violence was seen. The body is presently at the said residence under guard.

A post mortem will be conducted as investigations continue.


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