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A woman who was found dead at home after she failed to turn up for her appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine had been dead for a significant amount of time.
The remains of the woman, who has been named locally as Christina Malley, were found at the Aberdeen home she shared with her husband Daniel, 78, on 25 February.
Her body was discovered by nurses who arrived at the property to enquire why she hadn't attended her Covid-19 vaccine slot.
It's thought the woman, who would have been in her 80s, could have been dead for years.
Enquiries into the woman's death are ongoing and a post mortem is due to be carried out.
A Police Scotland spokesperson told LADbible: "Officers were called to an address in Allison Close, Aberdeen, on Thursday, 25 February, 2021 after the body of a woman was found within.
"The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."
Alex Nicoll, local councillor for Cove, offered his condolences to the relatives and friends of the woman.
He told the Daily Record: "This is very, very sad, not only for the person involved but also for the family and friends who will be affected.
"My thoughts and sympathies go out to all of them at what is an especially difficult time. It is terribly, terribly sad news."
Speaking to the Sun, one neighbour said she wasn't aware a woman had lived at the property.
She told the newspaper: "The nurses asked me if I knew about the woman because she had missed her vaccine.
"I told them I've never once seen a woman there, just Danny. I had no idea anyone else lived at the house.
"The nurses said she was still on the electoral roll and they had to find her."
Another told the Daily Record: "I've lived in that area for 22 years and I've never known him to have a wife/partner you only ever seen him.
"It's all very sad."
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