Woman Stashes Mom's Body in Freezer for 20 Years
Daughter feared immigration inquiry
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 27, 2009 12:42 PM CDT
A woman in London hid her mother's body in a freezer for decades.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A London woman hid her dead mother’s body in a freezer for two decades, apparently out of fear of immigration authorities, reports the Daily Mirror. The daughter, now 83, was worried that if the public knew her mother had died, officials would find out she’d been in the UK illegally, neighbors said. “I’ve lived here all my life and I never saw her mum,” said one.

Daulat Irani is believed to have told a friend about the situation; the friend notified police, who questioned Irani “for hours,” a neighbor said. Police aren’t treating the death as suspicious. “The death is being treated as unexplained. An 83-year-old woman has been interviewed under caution but there have been no arrests,” said a police spokeswoman.