Welfare Check Finds Woman Living in a Home with Her Mother's Dead Body. Daughter Says Her Mom Di
Authorities conducting a welfare check in Lake Orion, Michigan found more than what they'd bargained for.
According to Fox 2 a friend of the woman's requested the "welfare check and told authorities that the woman's daughter had told her she died. The friend had grown suspicious though as she had not heard of any funeral arrangements.
Detectives went to the home and eventually made contact with the daughter, who is 53 years old.
The daughter told them her mother died in her sleep on Oct. 16. Deputies say the daughter then told them she was "overwhelmed" by the death and was not emotionally prepared to deal with the death nor make appropriate notifications."
The elderly woman's body was found in an upstairs bedroom and was taken by the coroner for an autopsy. That autopsy revealed that the women did, indeed, die of natural causes and there were no signs of foul play.
The 53-year-old daughter was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation and treatment.
Listen, I know how hard death can be and, for some, it's harder to face the finality of managing funeral arrangements. Those arrangements can often feel like a dark cloud or like someone is taking away your loved one forever. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with an overwhelming situation or need mental or substance abuse help, please reach out to SAMHSA. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is available to help everyone, regardless of condition or financial situation.
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We're praying for this woman. We know it's hard to lose a parent.