So that he could continue to collect her pension
Butcher hid mother († 70) in the freezer for months
When police searched the home of a deceased butcher from Upper Franconia, Germany, they found his mother’s body in the freezer.
The police found the German’s dead mother in the freezer of the house. (icon picture)
Shortly before Christmas, a resident of Bad Staffelstein in Bavaria made a terrible discovery: through a window he saw his dead neighbor Markus W.* († 45), the local butcher. He is said to have lived very withdrawn for a year, reports the “Bild”.
The police were called. When officers searched W.’s house, they discovered a freezer. Inside: the corpse of an elderly lady († 70). As it turned out shortly afterwards, this was W.’s mother, who had not been seen by neighbors and friends for a year.
Son apparently continued to bag dead mother’s pension
The autopsy of the bodies revealed a natural cause of death in both cases. External influences can be excluded. While the butcher died shortly before the discovery, according to the Bavarian police, the mother’s death was months ago.
Police and prosecutors believe the man kept his mother’s body at home to continue receiving her welfare payments. The criminal police and the public prosecutor’s office in Coburg are now investigating. (AFP/hei)