Police reports said Patricia Spinx, of La Solita Road, Kelly Village, Caroni, had retired for the night, along with other relatives who resided in the home.
However, shortly after 10 pm a 25-year-old relative at the home heard a loud explosion.
Upon investigating, she found Spinx lying on her bed in a pool of blood.
The police and Emergency Health Services were notified however, by the time they arrived, Spinx was dead.
Investigations are continuing.