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Man kept dead mother in cellar to continue receiving her benefits

The body of an 89-year-old woman was discovered by Austrian police in a mummified state in a cellar after her son kept her dead body in order to keep receiving her benefits.

The woman, who is understood to have suffered from dementia, had died in June 2020.


The 66-year-old man lived with his mother near Innsbruck in the Tyrol region.

During questioning, he admitted to freezing his mother’s body with ice packs and then wrapped her in bandages before covering her with cat litter.

When his brother visited and asked about their mother, he said that she was in hospital.


Suspicions were raised when a new postman came to deliver the benefits, which was done on a monthly basis.

Upon requesting to see the actual beneficiary, the son refused to co-operate, resulting in the postman alerting authorities.

Since June 2020, the man had received €50,000 from the payments.

It was later ruled out by an autopsy that he had killed his mother and was accused of benefit fraud and hiding a corpse.


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