A mother and her son were discovered dead in their home in Buduburam, a refugee camp in the Central Region of Ghana.
The two had been missing for several days, but their door was locked from inside.
On Wednesday, June 14, people living nearby noticed a foul smell and flies around the house.
They looked through the windows and saw the corpses in an advanced state of decay. They then informed the police about the situation.
A neighbour named Mary Amoah said they were shocked by the incident and wondered what could have caused the death of the woman, who was from Liberia, and her son.
“We were cleaning this morning when we realized that we hadn’t seen the Liberian woman for a long time. She told me she wanted to cook beans and plantain, but that was the last time we saw them. We started to get worried about where they could be. But we also saw a lot of flies near their house. This attracted more people who came to check,” Mary Amoah told Citi News.
The police had a hard time getting the bodies out of the room because of the strong smell. They managed to do so after they sprayed some disinfectant in the room.