Austria man kept mother’s body in basement to draw pension

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Austrian police say a man hid his mothers body in his basement for over a year in order to continue receiving her pension and nursing allowance.

Police in Tyrol province said Thursday that officers paid a visit to the man in the Innsbruck area last weekend because suspicions had arisen that his 89-year-old mother had died in June 2020.

They said in a statement that the 66-year old admitted in questioning to having kept her body in the basement after she died at home so that he could keep receiving her benefits.

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Investigations so far suggest that he took in a mid-five-digit sum of euros.
Authorities conducted an autopsy on his mothers body on Wednesday and found no evidence of foul play.


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