- 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
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