Woman Dug Up, Lived With Remains of Husband, Twin

The 91-year-old had help, say police

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 18, 2010 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – A bizarre and sad case from Pennsylvania: Police say a 91-year-old woman retrieved the bodies of her late husband and twin sister after their burials and lived with their mummified remains. The body of Jean Stevens' husband, who died in 1999, was found in a rug in the garage, and the sister, who died last year, was in a spare bedroom, reports the Elmira Star-Gazette.

No criminal charges have been filed, against either the woman or the as-yet unidentified people who helped her dig up the bodies from their graves. The woman, who police say is "in control of her mental facilities," apparently showed the bodies to two social workers who visited, and they informed authorities.

An elderly woman in Pennsylvania lived with remains of her husband and twin sister, say police.
An elderly woman in Pennsylvania lived with remains of her husband and twin sister, say police.   (Shutterstock)
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