Indonesian woman found living with dead bodies of husband and daughter

Updated: Feb 01, 2018, 11:35 IST | Agencies

An Indonesian family lived with the bodies of two dead relatives in the hope that keeping their corpses could bring them back to life, police said yesterday

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An Indonesian family lived with the bodies of two dead relatives in the hope that keeping their corpses could bring them back to life, police said yesterday. The bizarre discovery came after a medical officer on a routine visit tipped off authorities after Neneng Hatidjah, 77, refused to let the officer inside the house.

When local authorities forced their way into the home in Cimahi, West Java, they found the nearly skeletal bodies of Hatidjah's deceased husband and daughter covered with cloth and laid out in a bedroom. She had sprinkled powdered coffee around the remains and police said they also found dozens of perfume bottles in the home.

Hatidjah, whose two other children were living in the home, told police that the pair both died of illness, but she did not bury them in the hopes they could be resurrected. She was not charged but police said they're investigating foul play.

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