A PROBE into the death of an asylum seeker found next to her infant son in a Glasgow flat remains unresolved. 

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, confirmed an investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the passing of Mercy Baguma - but couldn't say when it would be finished. 

The Ugandan woman, 34, was found dead in her Govan home last month beside Adriel, her 16-month-old son. 

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She was flown home to Bugiri, eastern Uganda, for her funeral yesterday amid growing anger from her family over "a lack of answers". 

"When it comes to asylum seekers, we have a duty, a statutory duty, in terms of accommodation, and funding," Ms Patel told Sky News. 

"Cleary this is a tragic case. An absolutely tragic case and this is something we are looking into. The implications for the young child and the family are devastating.

"First and foremost, it is dreadful what has happened but we do have an obligation to all asylum seekers and as a Government we are clear in terms of making sure we provide the financial support and the housing support. 

"This has only happened recently and it is right we get together the full facts and the information as this has been a very tragic event for the child and the family involved. 

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"We do need to look at the circumstances and the background, which we are still not fully sighted on." 

Mercy's death has prompted calls for a change into the asylum seeker process in the United Kingdom with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, a Glasgow MSP, among those condemning the current system. 

Speaking to the BBC in Uganda, Sarah Nakendo, Mercy's eldest sister, said: "I must say that the family is not happy with the way this case of Mercy was handled... because we would expect the UK government by now to have answers for us.

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"It is three weeks down the road and we don't know the cause of death. It's not reported in the documents that were shared with us."

Earlier this month, Mercy's partner, Eric Nnanna, spoke to the Glasgow Times to put the record straight on the situation surrounding Mercy's death, specifically rumours that she and Adriel were starving.