Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A mum in France kept the mummified corpse of her dead son in her bathtub for six years and even cleaned it and changed its clothes during this time.
Firemen were called to the scene in Mont-Saint-Aignan, not far from Rouen, in the Seine-Maritime department of north-western France, not far from the English Channel, after the octogenarian, not named in reports, collapsed on the floor of her house.
The firemen rang the doorbell but got no answer. So they reportedly broke a window on the first floor and found a mummified corpse in the bathtub in the bathroom.
She had been lying on the floor for hours and was taken to hospital.
The 82-year-old OAP later explained to the emergency services that the deceased was her 51-year-old son, who had died six years ago.
She said that since his death, she had continued to take care of him, cleaning him and putting fresh clothes on him.
Local media quoted her neighbours as saying: “She spoke aloud all by herself. She only ever went out to do her shopping, otherwise she lived alone, she did not open the door to anyone, in short, she was not all there.”
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