Morning Mail: Woman kept boyfriend’s dead body in home for more than a year so she could watch NASCAR with him
Jul 12, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT
The perfect companion doesn’t make a lot of noise, watches what you want to watch on TV and doesn’t hog the Doritos. It happened in Jackson, Mich., where police say Linda Chase, 72, kept her boyfriend, Charles Zigler, in a chair in her home for more than a year even though he was deceased. The reason? She wanted someone with whom to watch NASCAR. Sounds reasonable to me.
Jackson police discovered Zigler’s body in a living room chair last week. Authorities believe he died of natural causes at age 67 in December 2010, although Chase said it was last December. She said there wasn’t a bad smell.
She has not been arrested but is being investigated for financial fraud. Chase admits cashing Zigler’s benefit checks after his death.
Overall of course this story is very sad. The deceased should not be subjected to an entire NASCAR race.
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