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A night fire in an apartment block has been caused by a woman who tried to reanimate her long-dead elder sister with electricity. The horrific story happened in Ekaterinburg, the biggest city in the Urals.
The suspected arsonist, 69, apparently was not completely of sound mind, judging by her mental health record.
A year ago, her 73-year-old sister died from natural causes, prosecutors told Noviy Region news agency. However, instead of reporting the death, the woman preserved the body with gasoline and had been trying the reanimate it ever since.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by ossminid
apparently was not completely of sound mind
Really? She might fall into 'whacko' category on my non-professional mental health scale.
Originally posted by ossminid
the woman preserved the body with gasoline and had been trying the reanimate it ever since.
i think they didn't come by that old ladies house to check on her because it smelled like a corpse was soaking in gasoline for a year. Hey i get bitchy because my house smells closed up sometimes but hey i am sure stinky dead bodies and gasoline is a definate deterent for having friends come over.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Wow. Just wow. That poor woman.
Folks, not to get all preachy, but this story should be good incentive. Dementia strikes many people in their later years; there's no "bottom age" for it, it can hit just about anyone... And a good many people either can't afford the care they need for the affliction, or just slip through the cracks. If there are elder people in your community, please, check in on them. Even if it's just saying hello, or bringing the newspaper to their front door or something. See what you can do to make their lives a little better, or even safer. if you know that someone is, well, "gone," there are numerous resources that you can turn to to help them out; contact some of the local hospitals, caregiver organizations, or even your local red cross.