UPDATE: Woman’s decomposing body found in St Ann identified
ST ANN, Jamaica— The police have identified a woman whose decomposing body was found at a house in Cave Valley, St Ann on Friday.
She is 55-year-old Gwendolyn Thomas, otherwise called ‘Pamela’, of Bottom Cascade district, Borobridge, in the parish.
Reports are that about 2:20 pm, residents stumbled upon the body and summoned the police.
On their arrival, Thomas’ decomposing body was seen lying face down in a house.
The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue.
The cause of death is not known.
In the meantime, residents have expressed shock and dismay at the incident.
Evelyn Downer, a resident of the area said she hopes Thomas was not murdered.
“It just funny say they found her body decomposing, that means she might have died some time now. I am praying that she wasn’t murdered because this is not a violent community,” she said.
She added that she hopes citizens in the area can have a closer relationship.
“I mean if someone had gone to check on her sooner probably it wouldn’t reach the stage where her body is decomposing. It’s just very awful to know that someone begins to rot after dying before they are found,” she stated.