Body of woman found in flat six years after she died yet to be formally identified

Bournemouth Echo: Body of woman found in flat six years after she died yet to be formally identified Body of woman found in flat six years after she died yet to be formally identified

The body of a woman believed to have been found in her flat at Tolpuddle Gardens, Throop, six years after she died, is yet to be formally identified.

The discovery was made at the end of last month after bailiffs gained entry to the property to recover unpaid debts.

A spokesman from the coroner’s office said DNA tests are being carried out in order to formally identify the deceased woman, who has been named locally as Anne Leitrim.

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10:13am Wed 9 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

I cannot believe that there are problems identifying this poor woman. This is the 21st century for god sake.
I cannot believe that there are problems identifying this poor woman. This is the 21st century for god sake. TheDistrict
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10:42am Wed 9 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Exactly, thats why dna matching with a family member will prove it.

It could normally be done with a relative viewing the body and visually confirming it. But after 6 years that would be impossible. Dna or dental records is the only way.
Exactly, thats why dna matching with a family member will prove it. It could normally be done with a relative viewing the body and visually confirming it. But after 6 years that would be impossible. Dna or dental records is the only way. Sir Beachy Head
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11:37am Wed 9 Jul 14

gerbil112 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Exactly, thats why dna matching with a family member will prove it.

It could normally be done with a relative viewing the body and visually confirming it. But after 6 years that would be impossible. Dna or dental records is the only way.
I believe there may be problems finding family members. She died six years ago and no-one noticed, that implies to me that she didn't have any family.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Exactly, thats why dna matching with a family member will prove it. It could normally be done with a relative viewing the body and visually confirming it. But after 6 years that would be impossible. Dna or dental records is the only way.[/p][/quote]I believe there may be problems finding family members. She died six years ago and no-one noticed, that implies to me that she didn't have any family. gerbil112
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11:41am Wed 9 Jul 14

gerbil112 says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I cannot believe that there are problems identifying this poor woman. This is the 21st century for god sake.
The authorities know who WAS living there up to six years ago, however people in the flats thought she moved out (car gone, nobody coming or going). So, without being able to trace any relatives to be DNA tested, they cannot presume that's who the body was.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe that there are problems identifying this poor woman. This is the 21st century for god sake.[/p][/quote]The authorities know who WAS living there up to six years ago, however people in the flats thought she moved out (car gone, nobody coming or going). So, without being able to trace any relatives to be DNA tested, they cannot presume that's who the body was. gerbil112
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5:41pm Wed 9 Jul 14

downmoor-ch63 says...

Why wasn't someone sent round to see why she wasn't paying her Council Tax, just using that as an example.
Why wasn't someone sent round to see why she wasn't paying her Council Tax, just using that as an example. downmoor-ch63
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10:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rozmister says...

downmoor-ch63 wrote:
Why wasn't someone sent round to see why she wasn't paying her Council Tax, just using that as an example.
If she was on benefits that didn't need regular assessments (certain types of disability & old age benefits) or had money sitting in the bank and paid by direct debit the bills would just keep paying for themselves automatically when she died.

They gained access over unpaid bills eventually that's why she was found.
[quote][p][bold]downmoor-ch63[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't someone sent round to see why she wasn't paying her Council Tax, just using that as an example.[/p][/quote]If she was on benefits that didn't need regular assessments (certain types of disability & old age benefits) or had money sitting in the bank and paid by direct debit the bills would just keep paying for themselves automatically when she died. They gained access over unpaid bills eventually that's why she was found. rozmister
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