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Grieving Wife Slept Next To Dead Husband For A Year [Graphic Photo]

A 69 year old woman, who has not been named, grieved for her dead husband in a way that most of us couldn’t imagine. She didn’t report his death to the authorities (or anyone for that matter), and slept next to his dead body for a whole year before it was discovered. Keep reading for more details, and to see the graphic photo.

The 79 year old man, known as Marcel H, died in he and his wife’s bed. There he stayed while his wife slept next to him every night.

Surprisingly there were no complaints or suspicions from neighbors. No one noticed that they didn’t see Marcel around. And there were no complaints of a stench.

It wasn’t until the landlord came to collect rent that hadn’t been paid since 2012 that this creepy scenario was discovered.

The graphic description of what happens to a body after death by a pathologist at the Forensic Center in Liege, makes it even stranger that neighbors didn’t smell anything. Also, makes you wonder how someone could sleep next to a decomposing body. From Inquisitr:

“A body can mummify in a dry, warm environment. It takes at least a week to reach such a state. In this case the body had rotten in the bed and his internal organs had melted and liquified.

This liquid would have spread and the bed would have been swarming with insects as the body rotted, this would have been a real shame. 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.This is not the first time I have made a discovery of this kind, I’ve been faced with two or three other occasions where people have continued to sleep with the corpse of their partner.”

 

And here is the graphic picture of the mummified corpse of Marcel H

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