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Decomposing body found in Clarendon house

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 3:12 PM

The police last evening discovered the body of a woman they believe may have died four days earlier in her home in Longville Park, Clarendon.

She has been identified as Lisa Clarke, of Petunia Street, who is thought to be in her early 50s.

According to residents on the street on which she lived she was not known to socialise.

The police were called in after a foul scent permeated the air on the street.

Firemen forced the door open and the body was discovered in an advanced state of decomposition.

A neighbour described Clarke’s death as sad, saying no one had any idea she had been sick.

However, the president of the local Parent Support Group Shellevie Lumsden said about a month ago Clarke had to be assisted to the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine as she was in extreme pain.

She was admitted overnight and told she had deep vein thrombosis, which is the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that she was slated to do a surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew but could not come up with the required $80,000.