An unnamed Russian woman was caught by neighbours with the body of her dead husband recently.
According to a report by Meduza, the 76-year-old woman couldn't cope with the demise of her dearly beloved 87-year-old husband, so she didn't report the death to concerned authorities. Instead, she spent four months trying to bring him back to life with the help of holy water and prayer. The retired therapist from the central district of Volgograd stunned police investigators when she said she believed she could bring back her husband by sprinkling holy water on his body and reading prayers.
Neighbours got wind of the bizarre occurrence on August 12, when she accidentally flooded the apartment below, and a neighbor forced his way into her home to turn off the water. He found the almost completely mummified body of her husband lying on the living-room couch and immediately notified the police. Forensic pathologists determined that the man had been dead for four to six months, but found no traces of violence on his body and concluded he had died of natural causes.
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During questioning, neighbors said that they had perceived a strange smell coming out of their apartment for a while, but didn’t think anything of it. Also, the man had suffered a serious injury to his leg in 2015 and had been confined to a bed since then, so the only one who knew about his condition was his wife. To make sure no one interfered with her plans to revive the deceased, the woman would tell anyone asking about her husband that he was doing good but was too tired of seeing guests. Even the couple’s children were kept in the dark and asked not to visit, because the two of them were just fine.
During their investigation, police learned that the 76-year-old woman, who had worked as a doctor for most of her life, had become interested in the occult in the last few years, and was obsessed with the work of Leonid Konovalov, a Russian psychic who stars in a television show where he tries to communicate with the dead.
“When we started talking to the woman, it turned out that she was fascinated by alternative medicine and believed that by sprinkling holy water on her husband, she would be able to bring him back, to revive him,” Chief investigator Milena Fratsuzova said.