For some reason, crazy seems like an understatement. 79-year-old Marcel H.’s husband died back in November of 2012. The cause was an asthma attack. After his death, Marcel was reportedly so distraught that she hadn’t reported the death. Instead, she continued sleeping with his body. What’s even more unusual is the discovery. Despite the body having a year to decompose, neighbors had not reported the smell. Hit the jump for the pics.

According to official reports Authorities made the discovery once the landlord went to collect rent that was about a year behind. That’s when they noticed that the body had apparently began to mummify.

“A body can mummify in a dry, warm environment,” Philippe Boxho, pathologist at the Forensic Center of Liege told Carters. “It takes at least a week to reach such a state. In this case the body had rotten [sic] in the bed [and] his internal organs had melted and liquefied. … Even though the smell of human decay is quite specific, many people equate that smell to the smell of garbage and once the body has become rotten the smell does decrease significantly.”

So, who’s crazier? Marcel H. or THIS WOMAN?


Jamaal Fisher