“MUMMY” Senior kept mummified mom in apartment for 30 years


Well, not exactly but a 77-year-old Ukrainian woman kept the mummified remains of her mother in her apartment for more than 30 years. UNIVERSAL PICTURES

She wanted her mummy close by

By Brad Hunter/Toronto Sun

According to reports, a Ukrainian pensioner has been living with the mummified body of her mother for a staggering 30 years.

Cops say the 77-year-old senior kept the rotting remains in her squalid apartment in Mykolaiv that was also littered with garbage and stacks of yellowing newspapers.

Investigators discovered the mummified body surrounded by religious icons. It was lying on a couch and dressed in a white dress, head-covering, socks and shoes.

Concerned neighbours dropped the dime on the ghoulish senior.

The senior — alive when police arrived — is paralyzed in both her legs and in desperate need of help. The apartment had no water, gas or electricity.

Cops say the woman was a hermit who never answered her door. Officers were stunned by what they discovered in the shambles of a home.

“In one room on the floor was sitting a woman surrounded by rubbish,” a police statement said. “Having checked other rooms, police found a mummified body of a woman.”

The report added: “Nobody guessed that the woman was living with a dead body of her mother. Now the mummified body was removed from the flat and sent to forensic experts. The pensioner is now in hospital.”

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