Relatives being questioned in connection with woman's death
Two relatives of 53-year-old Geeta Newman have been detained for questioning after an autopsy revealed that the woman as a result of asphyxiation.
She is suspected to have suffocated, and her body bore wounds consistent with blunt force trauma.
Newman was found dead around 10 pm on Tuesday at her home along the Southern Main Road, Plaisance Park.
Officers of the St Margaret’s Police Station received a report of suspicious activity, believed to be related to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officers met a man and a woman.
The two pointed the officers to Newman’s body, which was lying on a couch.
It was covered by a sheet, police said.
At the time, the officers did not detect any visible marks, but in keeping with procedures, an autopsy was ordered to confirm the cause of death.
Two relatives who reside on the same property were taken in for questioning.
Officers were told Newman was last seen alive on Monday evening, and sometime after that, during a loud argument at the home, she was heard screaming.
When she was not seen again the following day, the police were called.