A man under the investigation of the police has revealed the major reason he hides the corpse of his late father in the freezer after his death eighteen months ago.
The 82 years old man who kept the corpse of his 101 years old father in a freezer in Netherlands said he did so in order to be getting in touch with him.
He told security officers who discovered the body in his freezer.
Netherlands police said the body had been in cold storage since the man’s death 18 months ago.
De Limburger reported the dead man’s doctor had raised concerns about his missing patient, alerting police who later found the body at the home in Landgraaf which he shared with his son, 82.
While the son is being investigated for hiding his father’s body, police said they do not suspect foul play was involved and have not made an arrest.
The son, who has not been named, explained his actions, saying: ‘I didn’t want to lose him. Otherwise, I would miss him.
Investigators are still trying to understand how and when the father would have died.
The exact time of death will be important in establishing any scope for fraud.
The octogenarian told 1Limburg that his father had died a year and a half prior of natural causes.
The family doctor confirmed he had not heard from his patient for ‘months’ and thought it suspicious before contacting the police.
Officials visited the house again on Monday afternoon, claiming the house was a ‘mess’ and giving the son a week to tidy up before assessing whether he can carry on living independently.
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