[Ed. – Diners assumed the smell was from the food.]
Police are trying to confirm the identity of a homeless woman who was found dead in a 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay [Hong Kong] yesterday morning.
The case has raised concern among social welfare groups about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society.
The woman, aged around 50 to 60 years, was found slumped over her table in a quiet corner, 24 hours after she entered the restaurant at Ping Shek Estate, while other customers were unaware what had happened.
She was 1.6 metres tall, with short black hair and wearing black-rimmed glasses. She was dressed in a gray long-sleeved overcoat, white t-shirt and black trousers, and wore slippers. Although she had a bag and a wallet on her, she had no identification documents.
It is believed she was a street-sleeper who regularly spent her nights in McDonald’s.