Kwak­wani mid­wife found dead at home

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

The po­lice in Lin­den are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death of Paulette Wade, a mid­wife whose life­less body was dis­cov­ered in her Kwak­wani home on Fri­day morn­ing.

Wade, 37, also called ‘P,’ of Kwak­wani Park, Up­per Ber­bice River, was dis­cov­ered ly­ing mo­tion­less on her bed­room floor by her sev­enyear-old daugh­ter.

En­quiries re­vealed that the staffer of the Kwak­wani Hospi­tal and her daugh­ter were home alone as her hus­band Hugh Wade has been away in the in­te­rior.

Sun­day Stabroek was told that Wade and her daugh­ter had re­tired to bed around 9 pm on Thurs­day evening. How­ever, when the child awak­ened around 6.30 the next morn­ing, she found her mother’s mo­tion­less body.

This news­pa­per un­der­stands that she called out for her mother but af­ter the woman did not re­spond, the child left the home to no­tify a neigh­bour. This prompted the neig­bour to visit the Kwak­wani Hospi­tal com­pound, where she told the se­cu­rity guard, who in turn in­formed staff at the hospi­tal.

The po­lice were also in­formed and in the com­pany of a doc­tor and nurses from the hospi­tal ven­tured to the woman’s home, where the doc­tor sub­se­quently pro­nounced Paulette Wade dead.

Both Wade’s body, which was dis­cov­ered ly­ing face down on a con­crete floor clad in her sleep­ing clothes, and the scene were ex­am­ined by po­lice.

The ex­am­i­na­tion un­cov­ered small bruises on one of the woman’s el­bows as well as blood on her mouth. A closer ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed that the de­ceased bit her tongue. There was no sign of forced en­try, nor were there signs that the house had been ran­sacked.

Wade’s body was taken to the Kwak­wani Hospi­tal Mor­tu­ary while ar­range­ments are be­ing made to fa­cil­i­tate an au­topsy.

Paulette Wade

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