JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 15 -- An elderly woman who lived alone was found dead in her double-storey home in Taman Sentosa, near Tangkak, today.
Tangkak Fire and Rescue Department Operations Commander Mohd Nizam Yom said the department received information about the case from the police at 10.30am and subsequently, six personnel went over to the scene.
“Upon arrival, the team confirmed that there was a victim inside the locked house and proceeded to use a bolt cutter to get in through the front door,” he said in a statement today.
The victim, 62, was found sprawled in one of the rooms, he said, adding that she is believed to have been dead for more than 24 hours when found.
“The victim is said to have been staying alone. Her body was handed over to the police for further action,” he said, adding the cause of death is being investigated.