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Care home OAP 'lay dead since February'

posted 29 Mar 2011, 04:26 by David Rintoul   [ updated 29 Mar 2011, 04:50 ]

An investigation has been launched amid fears a pensioner found dead in a sheltered housing complex may have lain undiscovered for weeks.

Margaret McLean, 66, who died of heart disease at the complex in Bruntsfield's Gillespie Crescent, was only found after residents reported a smell coming from her home.

Her brother, Ian McLean, said that Viewpoint Housing Association, which runs the facility, had told him that sensors designed to detect a lack of movement inside her flat "may not have been working".