Petaluma woman kept her mother’s body in her home for over a year, police say

A routine health check produced a gruesome discovery in Petaluma on Tuesday, as police found a woman had been living with her mother’s corpse in the home for more than a year.

A shocking story from Petaluma on Tuesday, when the Petaluma Police Department received a call from a concerned neighbor that a Windsor Drive resident had not been seen in several weeks and packages were piling up on the porch. So they headed home to do a welfare check-in, and they found her. But that’s not all they found, as KRON4 reports, they also found his mother’s corpse, which had been in the house decomposing for apparently over a year.

KTVU actually did some reporting and visited the house, getting footage of the scene above, while officers were still at the scene. “Officers were called to the 200 block of Windsor Drive around 11 a.m. Tuesday and saw piles of 20-30 packages stacked on the porch, which KTVU also observed during the home visit,” this report reports. station.

Neither the wife nor the deceased mother are yet named. But Lt. Jeremy Walsh of the Petaluma Police Department told the Bay Area News Group that the girl “had lived inside the house the entire time and was well aware that her mother’s body was inside. of the House”.

According to a press release from the Petaluma Police Department, the body was “at an advanced stage of decomposition” and the “adult female contacted inside the residence cooperated with officers and confirmed that the victim died of natural causes in April 2021”.

At this time, it’s all being classified as just an “unattended death investigation,” and police say “there are no outstanding suspects or neighborhood safety issues.” But for obvious reasons, the house was tagged red and the girl was hospitalized for medical evaluation and treatment.

The story recalls another from last year in which squatters were found living in the Las Vegas home of a deceased woman in her living room chair, and there was evidence they left her there. for a while before burying him in the backyard. And then there’s a terrible story from Vallejo of a 22-year-old man whose father died and he hid the corpse in order to continue collecting his pension.

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