A woman was accused of keeping the body of her mother in a freezer for almost two years, while she lived in an apartment nearby.
Eva Bratcher (69) appeared in Chicago court on Thursday to face charges of concealing the death of her mother, 96, and possessing an fraudulent identification card.
Police said Regina Michalski’s body had been found in a freezer at their apartment.
Investigators believe that she died in March 2021.
Investigators stated that Ms. Michalski’s cause will not be revealed until the body has thawed.
Judge David Kelly stated that the allegations were “very concerning” and set a $20,000 bail (PS16,300 for Bratcher).
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, she has been convicted of forgery in the past and investigators stated that they were trying determine if Bratcher was receiving Social Security benefits from her mother.
Bratcher’s daughter lives in Kentucky and asked police to inspect the house after she lost contact with her grandmother.