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66-year-old French woman found living with mother's decomposed corpse

The Saint Pierre church in Maël-Carhaix
The Saint Pierre church in Maël-Carhaix Open access/Crepi22
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A reclusive middle-aged French woman has been found to be living alongside the badly decomposed body of her elderly mother, who apparently died between one and three years ago.

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Police officers discovered the corpse in the women's shared home in the Brittany town of Maël-Carhaix on Friday after the local authorities expressed concern about the state of

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neglect that the women's home had fallen into, according to the local paper, La Télégramme.

They found the mother's body sitting in an armchair in an advanced state of decomposition.

She was born in 1921.

Police said on Saturday that it was too early to say if she had died of natural causes.

The daughter, who is 66 years old, had never declared her death and continued to live an apparently normal life.

She was taken to a psychiatric hospital.

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