Monday, March 10, 2014

Decatur woman with Alzheimer's lives with dead husband's body for a month


Decatur, Alabama Police found an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's  living with her dead husband's body inside their house.

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Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn determined that Jessie Claude Kirby, 75, of Decatur died of from natural causes about four weeks ago.

Decatur police officers went to 1632 Chestnut Drive Friday for a welfare check after they were told family members hadn't heard from them in a month. They found Kirby deceased in his bed.

Doris Kirby was described as in poor health and was being treated at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

Two dead dogs, who appeared to have starved, were also found.

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