The decomposing bodies of Anika Gabriel and her baby were found on a bed at their South Oropouche home by the baby’s father yesterday morning.
Three and a half month old Sydney was found embraced in her mother’s arm as they lay on the bed in what police suspect was a murder/suicide.
The child’s father, Wayne Phillander who made the horrible discovery after a foul stench and the buzzing sound of flies coming from inside the family’s small wooden house was distraught by the incident.
Thirty year old Gabriel who has six other children from previous relationships, was in a rocky relationship with Phillander for about five to eight years, during which time they had broken up several times.
Reports indicate Anika Gabriel’s autopsy is to be performed today to determine the exact cause of death.