– DESPERATION: Woman Hides Dead Mom In Her House For 6-Months So She Can Get Her Benefits (Business Insider, Jun. 14, 2011):
An extra on UK television hid her dead mother’s body for 6-months so she could collect her £200 ($328) in government benefits, according to The Sun.
Hazel Maddock and her daughter hid Hazel’s mother, Olive, for 6-months allowing her body to decompose.
According to The Sun, the scene at the apartment was grim upon police arrival. Neighbors noticed a smell, and that Olive hadn’t exited the house for a long period of time.
Both Hazel and her daughter face prison time for hiding the corpse and taking benefits from the UK government illegally.