Home News Pensioner found dead in apparent suicide
A 64-year-old shopkeeper was on Thursday last found dead in her Marlborough, Lower Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) home.
Mainawatty Paul also known as “Michelle” is suspected to have committed suicide but the police are awaiting the post-mortem to determine a way forward.
The woman was found shortly after her husband left their home to uplift his COVID-19 cash grant.
Investigators have revealed that Paul left a letter behind on a wooden table in her home moments before she allegedly took her life. The content of the letter was not released to the media.
The woman’s 63-year-old husband told Police that he left his wife at home alone and travelled to the Marlborough Nursery School, Lower Pomeroon River, to collect his cash grant and when he was finished, he returned home around 16:00h, only to find his wife’s motionless body.
As such, the man raised an alarm and his neighbours quickly came to his assistance. Police ranks were also summoned to the scene.
Paul’s body was examined for marks of violence but none found was found. She was escorted to the Charity Cottage Hospital where she was seen and pronounced dead.
The body of the deceased was then taken to the Suddie Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. Investigations into the alleged suicide are ongoing.