The decomposing body of a man was found in a house in Arouca, on Monday February 7th.  The man has been identified as Damien Francis, 40, of Cemetery Street, Arouca.

According to a police report, residents noticed a foul stench coming from Francis’ home.

At about 11:35 am on Monday, his neighbours notified the police, who upon checking, discovered Francis’ body lying on a sofa.

The body was said to be in an advanced state of decomposition.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine cause of death.

Police said Francis was last seen alive on Saturday February 5th.