STA, 23 November 2020 - A 67-year-old man from Ljubljana has been charged with multiple counts of crime after police discovered he had been hiding the corpse of a relative for several years and collected her pension, Ljubljana police said on Monday.
Several media reports suggest the man lived with the corpse of his mother, who would have been 97 now, and prevented other relatives from having any contact with the argument that she did not wish to see them.
Police received a missing person notice from last week and upon entering the premises discovered that she had been dead for several years. During this entire time the man collected her pension.
The man has been arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse, a crime that carries a prison sentence of up to two years, negligent homicide, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years, and fraud.