Autopsy Reveals Elderly Bourryeaux Resident was Strangled
By: Staff Writer
A week ago, the body of an elderly citizen was found dead in her Bourryeaux Village home on St Kitts; investigations are ongoing as the autopsy on 85-year-old Elva York revealed that she was strangled to death.
According to a police press statement, the autopsy was performed by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Alexandrov who concluded that death was a result of asphyxia due to manual strangulation.
Manual strangulation (also known as “throttling”) is strangling with the hands, fingers, or other extremities.
On June 18, police in a statement said: a neighbour of the deceased contacted the Police after attempts to contact the elderly woman failed. Upon arriving to the scene, Police observed the elderly woman lying motionless on her kitchen floor.
The District Medical Officer examined the body and pronounced the woman dead.