Detectives are appealing for information following the death of an elderly woman in the Hoyland area of Barnsley earlier this week.
At around 1.35pm on Tuesday 19 March, emergency services were called to a house in Hoyland Road where the body of 90-year-old Mary Sylvester was found.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday evening but the results are inconclusive.
Enquiries into the exact circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are continuing, as Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer explains.
“Mary was well known in the Hoyland area and we are now appealing to anyone who may have seen her in the days leading up to her death, particularly from Saturday 16 March.
“It is very important that we begin to understand where Mary has been and who she has spoken to. No detail is too small.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Please quote incident 441 of 19 March 2019.
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