Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh police probe cause of woman's death

An investigation has been launched into the death of a pensioner whose body was found in her home in Edinburgh.

Marie Reid, 62, was discovered in her home in Easter Drylaw Way about 1930 GMT on Monday 15 November, after a member of the public raised concerns.

A post-mortem examination was carried out to establish the cause of her death but the results were inconclusive.

Lothian and Borders Police said it was carrying out inquiries to find out the circumstances of Mrs Reid's death.

Officers are speaking to neighbours, local residents and family members.

Det Insp Matt Richards said: "At this time, the cause of Marie Reid's death remains unascertained.

"As a matter of procedure it is important that we now speak with those who knew her to determine any lines of inquiry that may need to be taken.

"We know that Marie relied on carers and the wider community to run errands for her as she was infirm, and we would like to speak to anyone who may have had contact with her in this manner or even saw her at her back door in the days before her death."

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