Daughter hides dead mom’s body in home to ‘see stages of death’

2018-09-27 15:48
Donna Sue Hudgins. (Photo: Enfield Police Department NC - Chief Tyree Davis)

Donna Sue Hudgins. (Photo: Enfield Police Department NC - Chief Tyree Davis)

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A woman kept her deceased 93-year-old mother’s body in her home for months to watch it decompose.

Donna Sue Hudgins, 69, from North Carolina in the US, was charged earlier this week with concealing the death of her mom, Nellie Mae Hudgins, Mirror reports.

Donna had gone to an undertakers to make funeral arrangements for her mom, Enfield police chief Tyree Davis posted on Facebook. She told the funeral home she had no idea where emergency medical services (EMS) had taken her mom’s body.

“The funeral home became concerned and contacted the Enfield Police Department,” Davis wrote, adding that three police officers went to the mother’s residence where they were able to make contact with Donna, who also resides there.

“After speaking with the daughter officers entered the residence to do a welfare check and discovered a badly decomposed body in the home.”

Donna told detectives she hid her mother’s corpse because she was “curious and wanted to see the stages of death”.

The deceased woman’s grandson-in-law, Kelly Velasquez, told WRAL that family member’s tried to see Nellie Mae but Donna refused to let them.

“Every time somebody would stop by she’d meet us at the door, or say she’s asleep or something like that.

“Apparently every time someone would call, same thing.”

Donna was released on bail and is due to appear in court on 7 November, Daily Mail reports.

Nellie was laid to rest two weeks ago.

Sources: Mirror, WRAL, Daily Mail

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