Police have launched an investigation after a woman, who had previously taken out a protection order against a man, was found dead on Sunday at her home in Golconda.

The deceased has been identified as Ramrajie Gobin of Ridgewood Gardens.

According to police reports, around 4 pm that day, Gobin’s son visited the home and found his mother lying in a pool of blood on her bed.

She had been chopped several times.

Gobin had reportedly called her daughter moments before to inform her that a man who she had taken a protection order against, was at her home.

As a result, police are searching for this individual in connection with the killing.

An autopsy is carded to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.