DETROIT: “I kept asking people, ‘Have you seen Ann? Have you seen Ann? Nobody’s seen Annie?’ ” said one neighbor. There’s a very good reason no one had seen 72-year old Ann Marquis. Marquis had been dead in her trailer for months. When officials showed up to serve her with an eviction notice, they smelled decay and discovered her decomposing body lying on a sofa bed. It turns out her roommate of three years, 64-year old Dennis McCauley, had been living with her corpse all the while using her credit card, stealing her personal property and cashing her Social Security checks.
McCauley was arraigned Friday in District Court in Redford Township on nine felony charges, including possessing a dead body, identity theft, conducting an illegal financial transaction, concealing the death of an individual, theft between $1,000 and $20,000 and illegally possessing a credit card. Marquis is believed to have died of natural causes. (Source: USA Today)
I wonder how long he thought he was going to get away with this.