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Missing woman found in Arouca died from stroke

Published: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Grace McLean

An autopsy has said that Grace McLean, 56, who went missing last Friday and her decomposing body was found in Arouca died from a stroke.

This was confirmed by McLean’s daughter, Ayanna to the T&T Guardian yesterday.

The autopsy, which was conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, also disclosed that McLean suffered from Hypertension.

Ayanna said that her mother would be sadly missed by all. “She had very few friends and her life was just home and church,” she said.

McLean’s decomposing body was found at about 9 am in a ravine off Railway Road, Arouca, by villagers who were led by a foul stench. She was found with her handbag which appeared to be in tact.

McLean, of Nautilus Circular, Bon Air West, was reported missing last Friday by relatives to the Arouca Police Station.

She was the sister of Folade Mutota, who is the executive director and one of the three founders of the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) based in T&T.

Mutota is a well known women’s rights advocate and leader with a track record of success in protecting the rights of women and girls, and under-served communities.

Mutota was too distraught to comment yesterday when contacted.

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