Police: Harlan County, Ky. man lived with mom’s corpse for month

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) – Police in Harlan County, Kentucky say a man lived with his dead mother’s corpse for about a month without reporting the death to anyone.

Harlan Police Officer George Young told The Daily News Elaine Hall, 63, had been sick for some time and likely died of natural causes in October.

A maintenance worker found Hall while doing the monthly spraying and called police.

Young says when he arrived at the apartment Hall was found dead and her son was there with her. Young says a local minister was requested to come to the scene to help the son, whose identity was not released.

Young says a death investigation will remain open until the medical examiner’s findings are complete.

Hall’s remains were sent to Frankfort on Thursday for an autopsy.

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