The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn’t alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister.
No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house — in the case of her late husband, for more than a decade — tending to the remains as best she could until police were finally tipped off last month.
Much to her dismay.
“Death is very hard for me to take,” Stevens told an interviewer…
But their bodies are with the Bradford County coroner now, at least temporarily off limits to the woman who loved them best. District Attorney Daniel Barrett said Tuesday that Stevens plans to build a crypt on the property.
“If she does that, the bodies will be released for that purpose,” he said. “Otherwise they will be re-interred…”
RTFA. Kind of touching, actually.
And the police seem to have brains enough to help her sort out a legal solution.