Woman charged over keeping mother's corpse for nine months

Authorities in North Carolina have charged a woman with keeping the corpse of her elderly mother in their home for months.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 47-year-old Amy Blanche Stewart was charged with concealment of death.

She was charged one day after police said a telephone caller reported 87-year-old Blanche Matilda Roth was unconscious and not breathing. Police found Roth’s body in her bed and say it’s likely that she died in May.

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