Turned his dead mom into a mummy to keep getting her social security check

Austrian police have found the body of a woman who, they say, was mummified by her son so he could keep claiming her social security…

The 89-year-old woman is thought to have died in June 2020, police said, but the man kept her body in order to continue receiving her pension and care allowance…

The man said he froze his mother’s body using ice packs to prevent any smell and wrapped her in bandages to soak up any bodily fluids, the AFP news agency reports.

“He covered his mother with cat litter and finally the corpse was mummified,” Helmut Gufler, head of the police’s social security fraud unit, said in an interview with public broadcaster ORF…

…Only when a new postman asked to see the recipient of the benefits he was delivering that the story started to unravel…


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