Woman Can Keep Corpses of Hubby, Sis

Jean Stevens, 91, will build vault on property
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 4:19 AM CDT
Jean Stevens, 91, holds a photograph from the 1940s of herself and her late husband, James, along with a snapshot of herself and her late twin sister June Stevens, outside her home in Wyalusing, Pa.   (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
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(Newser) – The two corpses a 91-year-old Pennsylvania woman dug up and lived with will likely become permanent residents of her home. Jean Stevens, who is claustrophobic and doesn’t like caskets, will build a vault on her property, her attorney says. Without a mausoleum or crypt to store them in, the bodies of her husband and twin sister will be re-interred, the district attorney tells the AP.

“There were some things done here that were not lawful,” the DA adds. Possible charges, including health code violations, could be forthcoming by Friday.

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