Elderly Woman Found Dead in Elche Home

The body of an elderly woman, believed to be 86 years of age, has been found in her home in the Alicante town of Elche, where she is believed to hay been for several months.

Officers in charge of the case have said that there were no apparent signs of violence although she was in an advanced state of decomposition.

When officers arrived, they noticed a strong smell on the landing and neighbours said that this had been the case for some time.

Wearing bio-hazard suits, firefighters entered the property to allow the police to access the home of the woman, after her daughter reported not having heard from her mother for four months.