Plaisance woman was strangled –autopsy

An autopsy has found that Ann Mendonca, 57, who was discovered dead in her Plaisance home with her hands bound and her mouth duct taped, died of asphyxiation due to strangulation.

Police Public Relations Officer Ivelaw Whittaker stated that the suspect remains in police custody and police were seeking legal advice on the matter.

Police had arrested two men initially in connection with Mendonca’s death and both were believed to be residents of Plaisance.

Mendonca’s son, Gregory De Souza, had returned home around 9pm last Friday and discovered his mother’s corpse on his bed.

De Souza, her only son, would work and study while she would stay at home.

That Friday night he returned home and found their back door ajar. There was uncooked chicken lying on a counter with diced vegetables, indicating that she was preparing dinner.



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