Texas police think person lived with dead skeleton on couch - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Texas police think person lived with dead skeleton on couch

Dallas_The skeletal remains of a 93-year-old woman may have remained on a couch in her living room for months while other people continued living in the house, authorities said.

Neighbors reported seeing cars come and go from the home as recently as this week before police, doing a welfare check at the request of a neighbor, found a body inside Monday.

"What is a little bizarre is it appears that someone was living there with her for some time," Dallas police Sgt. Gene Reyes told The Dallas Morning News.

The remains of a dog also were found in another room. Investigators suspect the human remains belong to the elderly woman who lived there, but DNA testing may be needed to confirm the identity.

Dallas police spokeswoman Janice Crowther said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the skeleton.

Months have passed since anyone apparently last saw the elderly woman. Electricity was still on at the home and the lawn and exterior were well-kept, but police described the interior as messy.

A neighbor concerned about the woman called police to the one-story, white brick home where investigators found the covered remains on a couch.

© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

    In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:57:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:57:48 GMT

    Lawmakers and the White House are nearing agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill days ahead of a government shutdown deadline - and President Trump's 100th day in office.

    Lawmakers and the White House are nearing agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill days ahead of a government shutdown deadline - and President Trump's 100th day in office.

  • Trump says US won't leave NAFTA _ for now

    Trump says US won't leave NAFTA _ for now

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:57:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:57:44 GMT

    President Donald Trump has told leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately bolt the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    President Donald Trump has told leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately bolt the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • United to offer bumped flyers up to $10,000 after video flap

    United to offer bumped flyers up to $10,000 after video flap

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:48:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:48:40 GMT

    United isn't saying whether ticket sales have dropped since the removal of a 69-year-old passenger by three airport security officers, but the airline's CEO admits it could be damaging.

    United isn't saying whether ticket sales have dropped since the removal of a 69-year-old passenger by three airport security officers, but the airline's CEO admits it could be damaging.

Powered by Frankly