There is no evidence of foul play in the death of the 76-year-old Byera woman whose decomposing body was found wedged between two trees last Wednesday, two days after she was last seen alive.
Police, in their regular bulletin, said on Monday that a post mortem concluded that Evita Dublin died as a result of positional asphyxia.
Positional asphyxia, also known as postural asphyxia, is a form of asphyxia, which occurs when someone’s position prevents the person from breathing adequately, Wikipedia says.
A person accidentally falling into a narrow space and remaining in an upside-down position with no timely recovery may experience positional or postural asphyxia.
The police further said the autopsy found no signs of rape or any physical injuries indicating that there was foul play involved.
There was speculation, including by Dublin’s oldest son, Freddie Dublin, who found her body during a search, that his mother had been raped and killed.
He came to the conclusion based on the fact that the woman was wearing only her underwear and her dress seemed to have been ripped off when her body was found.