Autopsy shows Arima woman died from asphyxiation
An autopsy has confirmed that 62-year-old Monica Ruiz died as a result of asphyxiation.
However, despite initial reports from some media houses, the autopsy showed that there was no evidence that the elderly woman had been sexually assaulted.
Ruiz, police believe, was killed during a home invasion.
According to police reports, around 11.30 am on Saturday, the victim's sister went to Ruiz's house at Thomasos Terrace, Sherwood Park, Arima, to drop off food for her sibling.
She told police that when she called out to Ruiz and heard no reply, she went to the back of the home.
She saw that a door was broken.
Upon entering the home, she found Ruiz dead on the floor of the bedroom.
Her hands and feet had been tied and her mouth gagged.
The house, police were told, was ransacked and several items of furniture were missing.
A team of officers from the Northern Division and the Homicide Bureau, led by Snr Sup Michael Daniel and Snr Sup Kenneth Galindo visited the scene.
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