Woman who lived with dead mother detained

August 01, 2012, Wednesday/ 17:18:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

A woman who was found to have been living in a house with her dead mother’s body for seven years was taken into custody by police for interrogation on Wednesday.

The situation was noticed on Tuesday by junk collector Hasan Çetinkaya when Nazan Öncel called him to remove a broken fridge from her house in İstanbul’s Fatih district. Çetinkaya noticed several bones on the floor and, after further searching the home, found the rest of the remains hidden in a sofa. Çetinkaya called the police to investigate. According to the police, the remains belong to Emine Öncel, mother of Nazan Öncel, who died in 2005. Remains of the mother were taken to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK).

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