Police are conducting door to door inquiries after the sudden death of a 97-year-old woman in Kinglassie.
The woman, named locally as Annie Temple or ‘Nan’, was found dead at her home on Friday October 25.
Forensic teams and detectives have since been seen at the single-storey property in West End and officers were carrying out door to door inquiries on Monday.
A neigbour, who did not want to be named, described Ms Temple, who is understood to have lived alone in the property as “a nice old lady” who until a few months ago had lived independently.
He said health visitors and meals on wheels staff had regularly visited her and that he did not believe the door had to be broken down, as reported elsewhere.
He said: “It’s a shame at that age for something to go wrong at the end.
“I just hope nothing has gone wrong.
“But police are going door to door so there’s obviously something wrong.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Following a report of concern for a person, we attended an address on West End, Kinglassie, around 11.10am on Friday, 25th October.
“A 97-year-old woman was found dead within the property and her death is currently being treated as unexplained pending further enquiries.”