- A mother-of-five kept his body in a room of her apartment after he died
- She was distraught when he died of natural causes in 2009
- The woman told her children to talk to the body and 'feed' it
- Authorities started investigating after the body was found in a dumpster
- Two of the children had disposed of it after the family moved apartments
By Alex Ward
PUBLISHED: 10:02 EST, 20 November 2012 | UPDATED: 04:19 EST, 21 November 2012
A woman kept her husband’s body in her apartment for almost three years because she believed he would resurrect and live again.
She kept the body in a room in her apartment and told her five children to talk to it and 'feed' it in the central Yaroslavl region in Russia.
The woman, described as a devout Pentecostal Christian with a psychiatric record, was so distraught when her husband died of natural causes in 2009 that she believe he ‘was bound to resurrect,’ Russian prosecutors said.
Believed he would resurrect: A mother-of-five kept the body of her husband in her apartment for almost three years in Yaroslavl region (pictured), Russia because she believed he could live again
Investigations began when the body was found in a dumpster in a plastic bag in July this year after two of the unidentified woman’s children decided to dispose of the body when the family moved, prosecutors said.
Pentecostal followers believe in the resurrection of the body, namely the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mummified: Charles Zigler, 67, was found in a house in Michigan more than 18 months after he had died
In a similar case 72-year-old Linda Lou Chase was charged in July with forging and cashing the benefit checks of her boyfriend after his mummified body was found in her house more than 18 months after his death.
Charles Zigler, 67, was found mummified and seated in a cloth recliner in their living room in Jackson County, Michigan during a welfare check by police.
Authorities believe Mr Chase was never moved his body after his death after he died of natural causes.
Explained her reasoning for keeping Mr Zigler's body, Chase previously said she did it to have a partner for watching NASCAR races on TV with.
She said: 'It’s not that I’m heartless... I didn’t want to be alone. He was the only guy who was ever nice to me.’
Chase said she kept the remains of Mr Zigler clean and dressed.
She often talked to the body, especially when she watched the races.
Beneficiary: Linda Lou Chase, 72, discretely pictured, was charged with forging and cashing the benefit checks of her boyfriend after his mummified body was found in her house more than 18 months after his death
Headlines Newsview all
Amanda Holden at the centre of Twitter backlash as she sends daughter to school dressed as Pretty Woman prostitute for fancy dress day
A parenting group has slammed TV star Amanda Holden for posting a picture of her nine-year-old daughter 'dressed as a prostitute' online.The Britain's Got Talent ... Full story
Grandmother filmed confronting militants and branding them 'devils' before quoting verses in the Koran that forbid slaughter
An incredible video has emerged showing the moment an elderly woman bravely confronted two Islamic State militants, telling them their terror group is cursed and ... Full story
Jobseeker shocked to be sent rudest rejection email ever calling him an 'old, aesthetically challenged professional pr*** with no teeth'
A jobseeker was shocked after he was branded as 'irritating', 'rude' and 'obnoxious' in a cutting email accidentally sent to him by a prospective employer.James ... Full story
Rate this article
MOST POPULAR ON CAPITALBAY
Expert claims the shark that mauled a 62-year-old man on NSW coast was a massive 2.5METRE long Great White
David Quinlivan attacked by shark at Black Head Beach on the NSW coastHe suffered lacerations to his leg and a bite to the bone during ...
Former Queen's Guard groped and leered at two young girl band members who had hired him as personal trainer to get them in shape
Shane Lawton told two victims to 'strip' so he could take measurements 37-year-old also inappropriately touched a victim during a massage Branded women 'sex objects' and said ...
2,000 migrants arrive in Austria: Hungarian government lays on buses to take refugees from Budapest just hours after thousands started to walk the 100 miles to the border
The buses will take them to Austria's capital Vienna and to Germany, which expects to take in over 800,000 this yearThey began the 100-mile march ...
Jade 'Red' Wheatley, 34, lost his legs in a horrific accident at just 19The tragic incident occurred road roller cab fell on him - crushing his legsThe ...
Parents are being made to feel guilty for sending their children to private schools because of 'lazy stereotypes', warns expert
'Parents being made to feel guilty for sending children to private schools'Warning came from the chief executive of the Sutton Trust, Lee Elliot MajorHe said ...
Cruise passengers expecting a week in a tropical paradise are furious when their ship is unexpectedly diverted to chilly Melbourne and Hobart - where a lot of the them lived
Carnival Spirit left on March 10 for an eight-day cruise to New CaledoniaJust three-hours in it diverted to Melbourne and later to HobartWith 2,000 passengers, ...
William disappeared from his grandmother's home on September 12, 2014New reports claim a grandparents group is being interviewed by policeThe group denied any involvement with ...
A fundraising appeal for child refugees by author Patrick Ness has raised more than £400,000 in just 36 hours thanks to contributions from fellow writers ...
'They are holding my father to ransom': Turkish hospital refuses to release body of British tourist until his family settle £25,000 bill for three days of intensive care treatment
Ray Kippin suffered a heart attack while on holiday with his wife in Turkey53-year-old spent three days in intensive care before he passed awayFamily left ...
'He's been here since he was four': Former Sydney bikie boss Sam Ibrahim will fight the decision to deport him back to his place of birth Lebanon
Sam Ibrahim will fight an order to deport him to his birth country, Lebanon Ibrahim failed a character test set out under new strict citizenship lawsThe ...