Neighbour discovers body of woman
THE DECOMPOSING BODY of a middle aged woman discovered last Sunday morning has left staff and friends of the Crane Resort missing one of their own.
The body of 52-year-old Shirley Barrow, of Inch Cape Terrace, St Philip, was discovered by a concerned neighbour just before noon, after Barrow had not been seen since last Wednesday, but the windows of her house remained open.
The neighbor, a policeman, reportedly noticed a stench coming from the residence. Other police were summoned, and forced their way into the house to make the unfortunate discovery.
In a radio interview today, the Crane’s Resort’s Housekeeping chief John Alleyne said staff was shocked upon hearing of their colleague’s death, since they didn’t suspect she was seriously ill.
“She was not displaying any signs of an ailment or illness,” Alleyne said. “It was a surprise to us. She was very well received by her colleagues, but whoever she met, she had that smile on her face. She was very hard working, and always willing to go the extra mile.”
Ainsley Alleyne, a neighbour, also in a radio interview, said the policeman who discovered Barrow’s body, decided to have a look after it was revealed no one had seen her last Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
“I saw her windows open all the time. She was a person who didn’t associate much with people. I knew her from seeing her, but she was very private. The only time any person went to the house was if they went to do work,” the neighbour concluded. (BA)