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

(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.

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PrestoEnigma
Jun 20, 2010 2:13 AM CDT
Can't really blame the gravediggers, they probably all got paid nicely.
G.O.P.
Jun 19, 2010 7:47 PM CDT
I would say there must have been several helpers. The coffins are in a concrete vault with a several hundred pound cover on it.
Kookey90
Jun 19, 2010 5:31 AM CDT
So sad. At 91 years of age I say leave the poor lady alone and let her live out her remaining couple to few months in peace. It must be a terrible feeling being left all alone after losing your loved ones. I'd be more interested in finding the people whom helped her dig up those bodies.