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Cancun neighbor reports of foul odor lead police to dead grandmother and disabled granddaughter

Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun police responding to neighbor reports of a foul odor found a deceased woman. The woman, who is reported to have been elderly, was found dead inside an apartment she shared with her granddaughter.

Police responding to the report entered the apartment in SM 259 around 6:00 p.m. Sunday where they found the dead woman and alive granddaughter. The granddaughter, who is reported to be between the age of 18 and 20, has Down Syndrome.

The pair lived in Villas Otoch Paraíso. The girl was in the care of her grandmother. When she died, the girl did not notify authorities but was found living in the apartment with the deceased woman. The granddaughter was transferred to hospital with severe dehydration.

An autopsy will be preformed to determine the elderly woman’s cause of death.