A 69-year-old English woman was found dead in Triq San Luqa in Qawra in her apartment. A Police spokesperson said that preliminary investigations showed that the woman had been dead for a while, but it was not yet known how long, or the cause of death.

According to reports in local media, the woman was found by the Police in her residence covered in blankets in her bedroom. They went into her and her husband’s residence after reports from the British High Commission that the woman had been missing for a number of weeks.

Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace started the Magisterial Inquiry regarding the incident. Media reports said that the woman had been dead for around three months and that her husband did not report her death back last November. At this stage, it is not excluded that the woman died of natural causes.