Grieving Wife Sleeps Next To Her Husband's Rotting Corpse For A Year
They say that love conquers all and even death wouldn't erase the love you once had with your beloved partner. It seems like that notion is proven to be true in a very oddly way by this woman. A woman made waves when it was revealed that she sleeps next to his husband's rotting corpse for a year.
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A grieving woman is reportedly sleeping next to her husband’s decaying corpse for almost a year. The woman's world crumbled down as his death left her so broken that she was unable to report his death. The mummified remains of Marcel H, 79 years old, lays in a Brussels apartment where they live with his 69-year-old wife. The wife is so devoted to her deceased husband that she still continued to sleep despite the smell and decomposition of her husband's corpse.
The man's cause of death was reportedly to be asthma attack however, the death was not reported. The neighbors didn't get to see anything that could make them suspicious of the said situation, they never complained of anything unusual. The secret was only revealed when the body was only discovered when the landlords noticed that the couple had not paid any rent and already alerted the authorities. The police entered the apartment wherein they found the rotting remains of the elderly man on the couple’s bed.
‘A body can mummify in a dry, warm environment. It takes at least a week to reach such a state. 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.’ - Philippe Boxho, pathologist at the Forensic Centre of Liege