Woman found dead in St Peter home

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Mount Brevitor, St Peter.

Barbados TODAY understands that relatives discovered the body of the woman, said to be in her 40s, earlier today in her three-bedroom house.

Lawmen are treating her death as unnatural.

Neighbours told Barbados TODAY they were under the impression that the deceased woman, who had a mental history, was visiting her mother for the Christmas holidays.

“I thought that she had gone back up by her mother but we realize now that she was in there. Her son and some relatives came this morning to look for her, they called for her and she would not answer,” one neighbour said.

“They went through the window [and] found the body partially decomposed . . . in her bedroom,” the neighbour said.

She explained that the deceased, who lived alone, kept to herself, especially when she was sick.

“My daughter usually goes and checks on her, but [recently] we didn’t get an answer. When she is sick she does not answer . . . when she good, she good but when she getting sick she keeps to herself and she keeps the house shut up,” the neighbour explained.

She also described the deceased woman as “a very friendly person” who was loved by everyone, “so, everyone is shocked to know that she was in there [dead].”

“People started crying” [when they learnt of her death]. “She is not a bad person,” the neighbour added.

Barbados TODAY has deliberately withheld the name of the deceased until relatives are officially notified.

34 Responses to Woman found dead in St Peter home

  1. Bernadette Austin
    Bernadette Austin December 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm


  2. Sandra Gollop Jackson
    Sandra Gollop Jackson December 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    This is so sad

  3. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman December 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Sad. May she rest in peace,,

  4. Sweetsyrupy Bartlett
    Sweetsyrupy Bartlett December 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    May she R.I.P

  5. Ordeane Craigwell
    Ordeane Craigwell December 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    So sad,we need to check with people who live alone

  6. Shana Trotman
    Shana Trotman December 27, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Deliberately withheld the name of the deceased until family members are notified but have a picture of the house in the article…Big and bold…Hmmm… Irony meh say

    • Paula Codrington
      Paula Codrington December 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      I was saying!

    • Mary Gregg-Alleyne
      Mary Gregg-Alleyne December 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      precisely.. smh

    • Asherah Corbin
      Asherah Corbin December 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      I say the same thing!

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid December 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      That’s the Nation for ya

    • Steve Hollingsworth
      Steve Hollingsworth December 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Natalia, it’s not the Nation!!!!!!

    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer December 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      But when there is a missing person, they don’t post any picture that would help find the person. Go figure!

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid December 27, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      That’s the media for ya then Steve, I’m used to seeing this kinda nonsense with the Nation

    • Jack December 27, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Ya’ll got me confused.

      Her son and some relatives came this morning to look for her, they called for her and she would not answer,” one neighbour said.
      “They went through the window [and] found the body partially decomposed . . . in her bedroom,”

  7. Phalicia Lana Jessamy
    Phalicia Lana Jessamy December 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Another family in mourning for the holidays…God be with u all.

  8. Steve Hollingsworth
    Steve Hollingsworth December 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    May she Rest In Peace.

  9. Brown Eyes December 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Condolences to the family

    Great decision Barbados Today

  10. Tammy English
    Tammy English December 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Sheralyn Carrington

  11. Lee December 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Sad hearing this kinda news at this or any time of the year

  12. Godding December 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    May she RIP. Condolences to her family and friends.

  13. Risa Ndm Rouse
    Risa Ndm Rouse December 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    What does her mental history have to do with the story??

  14. Elizabeth Astwood
    Elizabeth Astwood December 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm


  15. Yvette Griffith
    Yvette Griffith December 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    RIP Sophia, the Nation Newspaper don’t know your story ( mental health problems), Barbados need to up the issue of mental health

  16. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar December 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    This seems to be the norm discovering the person in a state of decomposition. The way you live you die. People often retreat in a world of their own and live a secluded life. This is dangerous. Despite of what you achieve, there is need for companionship.

  17. Chris Wright December 28, 2016 at 12:02 am

    There is a thin line between sanity and insanity. There but for the grace of God go I/you, if you are not in that state of mind be thankful. Who knows what causes a person to choose a secluded life, disappointment, a failed relationship, stress, depression. Be thankful if your mind is in a sound state.
    We are all born to die and we never know what day, hour or minute we will pull into ‘our death station’. To the family and friends of the departed, heartfelt condolences.

  18. Ann Wharts
    Ann Wharts December 28, 2016 at 12:13 am

    RIP Sophie….

  19. Jennifer December 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

    @Hunte – If you took a bushel of corn, stripped their kernels then placed them in a can, sealed the can, and labeled it peas on the outside. What do you think will happen eventually???? For this reason the majority of so called Barbadians are just like her especially the so called middle class. Just look.
    Her mental health may have absolutely nothing to do with her death at all.

  20. kathy-Ann Clarke December 28, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Rest In Peace.

  21. Janelle Wickham
    Janelle Wickham December 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

    R.I.P Sophie we had fun together, really kool person.

  22. Rupert Greaves December 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Hunter I understand and agree with you but companionship is a 2-way street. You cannot force anyone to be your companion. If the person you are looking at does not seem interested and you don’t care to pick just anyone, what do you do? Live by yourself. Back to square 1.

  23. jacko December 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    first of all let me express my condolences to family, friends and love ones to this lady, may she rest in perpetual peace , I strongly disagree that if you live alone ,short comings or more evident, they also happen to couples married or not, so don’t stress it, single life can also be great,like one of the earlier responses, reasons and particulary situations can place you in a state of mind not prepared for.

  24. Tony Waterman December 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    @Martine Boyer!!! Nothing to go figure, it has already been admitted, that the Families almost always REFUSE to give or Don’t have Photographs of these Missing Persons.
    That was alluded to when the WHITE woman went Missing and there was a photograph of her in the Paper, this became an issue, and the then Insp.Welch of the RBPF, explained that to the People.
    The Newspaper Cannot publish what they don’t have.

    “Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.”

    May she rest in Peace, and rise again some Day with the Angels in Glory.

    my sincerest Condolences to ALL the Families Involved.

  25. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens December 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    RIP Sophia she was quiet and friendly person

  26. Norma-Marie December 29, 2016 at 5:34 am

    So sad, and such an unfortunate circumstance. May she RIP


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