South Korean pharmacist keeps husband's body for 7 years
Published on Feb 12, 2014 3:35 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean woman has been found living with the apparently embalmed body of her husband seven years after he died of cancer, police and media reports said Wednesday.
The woman, a 47-year-old pharmacist identified by her surname Cho, had managed to keep her late husband's corpse in their apartment in Seoul following his death in 2007, local police said.
But the body showed little sign of decomposition when it was discovered following an anonymous tip, a Seoul police official told AFP.
"It was fairly clean and maintained well ... we don't know how it was possible," the official said.
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