A WOMAN “lay dead in her home for five weeks” before her body was tragically discovered.
Neighbours allegedly reported a “smell” coming from the home weeks before the body was found on Waterfoot Road in Annan, Scotland, shortly after 10am on Thursday.
According to neighbours, a smell was coming from the property and police and environmental health officials were told.
Cops have now said that the death of the 43-year-old is being treated as unexplained, but non-suspicious.
Mr Richard Brodie, a councillor for the area, told the Daily Record: “I had a call from someone who was concerned that the woman had been dead in her house for a number of weeks before being discovered.
“Apparently, there was a smell coming from the property and the person said police and environmental health had been informed but that the concerns hadn’t been investigated.
“I was told on Friday, a day after the body had been found.
“I’m very concerned if it’s true that residents had informed police and environmental health yet nothing was done.”
One local resident said: “The woman lay dead for five weeks and nothing was done about it despite neighbours reporting the smell.
“The door was eventually forced on Thursday and the body was found.
“People are feeling sick about the whole thing.”
The alarm was raised by a housing provider who then got into contact with the police.
Officers went to the address and discovered the woman’s body on Thursday.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The body of a 43-year-old woman was found in a property on Waterfoot Road in Annan shortly after 10am on Thursday, 29 July.
“The death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
No one at the council was available for comment.
Source: The Sun