08 Apr '11, 4am

Australia probes death of 11 kg woman

Australia probes death of 11 kg woman

SYDNEY: Australian police on Friday said they were investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman, who reportedly weighed just 11 kilograms (24.2 pounds) at the time. The woman, who lived with her parents in the Adelaide suburb of Brighton, had been bedridden with a spinal condition for some time when she died on March 19, The Adelaide Advertiser said. South Australian police would not comment on whether charges would be laid but said an investigation was under way. "Police can confirm that detectives ... are preparing a report for the coroner in relation to the death of a 27-year-old woman from Brighton," a spokeswoman told reporters. "The investigation will examine the cause and circumstances of her death." The South Australian government said it was also checking to see whether the woman had made any contact with health officials. The woman, who suffered from scoliosis ...

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