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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Saturday, February 10,2018
Distribution: All Media

Woman Found Dead [Updated]

Police and EMTs responded to an incident that took place on Cedar Ave. in Pembroke at 7am this morning (Saturday).

Upon police arrival it was ascertained that an unresponsive woman was found in her residence. An on call doctor was notified and her death was certified.

No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified.

Foul play at this point is not suspected.

Update: Sunday, February 11th - The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 88 81 year old Virginia Smith and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Ms. Smith was found in an unresponsive state inside the Cedar Avenue, Pembroke residence where she lived, around 7am Saturday (February 10th).

She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by the attending doctor.

Foul play is not suspected. However, an autopsy is anticipated.

Update: Monday, February 12th - The Bermuda Police Service would like to clarify that Ms. Virginia Deborah Kay Smith – who was found in an unresponsive state inside the Cedar Avenue, Pembroke residence where she lived around 7am Saturday (February 10th) and later pronounced dead at the scene by an attending doctor – is better known as Kay by her family and friends.

In addition, Ms. Smith’s next of kin later confirmed her age to be 81 years old, not 88 as originally stated in a police media release Sunday (February 11th).

We apologise to Ms. Smith’s family for any distress these inadvertent errors may have caused.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department