DETECTIVES will be offered counselling after they attended a grisly death scene in Greenfields yesterday .
A 56-year-old man was found in a state of decomposition at a Murdoch Drive house and he could have been dead for six to eight weeks.
Mandurah Detectives officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant Trevor Troy said it seemed a 58-year-old woman refused to accept the death of her partner.
“It was an unexplained death, but not suspicious,” he said.
“Both parties had health issues.”
Sgt Troy said the woman approached a neighbour who went to the house, but did not go as far as examining the corpse before she called police.
He said police were met with a grisly scene.
“It was difficult,” he said.
The 58-year-old woman has assisted police with their inquiries.
A pathologist is examining the body and a post mortem is expected Friday.
Sgt Troy said the man could have been dead for a couple of days to weeks.
“These cases can stay with you,” he said.
“But it’s the nature of policing and we have to move on fairly quickly.
“We have to deal with it and develop techniques to deal with it.
“But it’s not something you ever get used to.”
Sgt Troy said attending officers would be offered assistance and counselling if required.