KOTA KINABALU - Police are investigating how a 45-year-old self-employed woman died after her decomposing body was found in a house in Putatan.
The body of Siti Sarah was discovered by a neighbour after detecting a foul stench coming from the house.
It was learnt that the neighbour had not seen the woman for the past few days and was wondering why there was such a strong stench coming from the house, and went searching for the source at about 9.30am yesterday.
The neighbour stumbled upon the body in her room at the single storey unit and called the police.
Penampang district police chief Deputy Supt Ratan Singh when contacted said they have ruled out foul play in the initial investigation.
He also said Siti had been dead for quite some time as her body was almost fully decomposed when it was found.