Sheriff: Houston-area man says lived with dead mom since Thanksgiving

Harris County Sheriff FILE (AP Photo)
Harris County Sheriff FILE (AP Photo)

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has told authorities that he lived with the body of his elderly mother since her death around Thanksgiving.

Harris County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday night located the woman’s body after another relative learned of the death and contacted law officers.

Authorities didn’t immediately release names of the woman, who’s believed to be in her 80s, and her 56-year-old son. He was also located at the home.

Investigators are trying to determine when and how the woman died. An autopsy was ordered.

Sheriff’s officials did not immediately return a message Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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