Some people just can’t let go.
Take, for instance, Marcel H. and his wife, who live/lived in Liege, Belgium. An older couple, by all accounts they had lived a long and happy life. Unfortunately, at some point in the last year or so, Marcel H. died.
His wife was one of those people who just can’t let go. Literally.
A woman had been sleeping next to her dead husband’s decomposed corpse for one year until authorities made the grisly discovery this week.
Apparently, 79-year-old “Marcel H.” from Liege, Belgium, died back in November 2012 of an asthma attack, according to Carters News Agency. His wife was so upset that she failed to report the death and continued to sleep with the body until Belgian authorities made the bizarre finding on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
They were led to the apartment because the landlord claimed the couple hadn’t paid their rent since last year. Neighbors never reported a bad smell. The body had mummified.
Okay, sure. Bodies can become mummified even without any sort of special treatment. They need a warm, dry environment in which the excess fluids will be leached out of the tissues, allowing said tissues to harden and dry out.
However, for that to happen, decomposition has to set in first and, dudes, that stinks like you wouldn’t believe.
And Mrs. H, Marcel’s wife, continued sleeping with the dead, decaying body of her husband for about a year before she was found. I’m sure the smell became a bit more tolerable over that time, but I just can’t imagine staying in that apartment during the first stages of decomposition.
I’m going to include a picture of the scene, but place it under the cut because I don’t want it to be just sitting out here in the open. I’ll see you there. Or not.Share on Facebook