Major Crime Investigators are appealing to the public for help to locate missing jewellery and appliances belonging to Ann Smith, 54, who died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Monday 6 April 2020.
Ms Smith died after being admitted with severe ulcerated and infected tissue, and other serious illnesses that had developed while being cared for in her own home.
She died of profound septic shock and multiple organ failure, and was also found to be suffering from malnutrition.
Detective Superintendent Des Bray said Major Crime Investigators are looking for jewellery items including six gold hair clips and a number of gold bangles which Ms Smith had custom made.
“These items are quite unique and are valued at about $35,000,” he said.
“If anyone in the community knows the whereabouts of this jewellery or may have seen it advertised for sale they should contact police.”
Information is also being sought on the whereabouts of a two door fridge freezer and a bar bridge belonging to Ms Smith.
“If anyone saw these items being removed from Ms Smith’s house or knows of their location we ask them to report that to Police.”
“Anyone with information about the missing jewellery or fridges, or had contact with Ms Smith since 2010 or had concern about the lack of care being provided should contact police immediately.”
“Police have been unable to identify any health professionals who provided medical services to Ms Smith. We are making an appeal to any doctors, nurses, dentists, or physiotherapists who may have provided care to her since 2010 to contact Crime Stoppers.”
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – Information can be provided anonymously.