Blind hoarder 'unaware of son's corpse in her house'

Skeleton dressed in jeans, socks and a shirt discovered on mattress - and other tall tales

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Son's corpse found - in his blind mother's home

A legally blind woman has been taken into care after relatives discovered a corpse in an upstairs bedroom of her home. The woman's sister-in-law found a "completely intact" skeleton, dressed in jeans, socks and a shirt, lying on its back on a thin mattress on the floor. Police believe the body is the woman's son, who had not been seen or heard from in more than 20 years. The woman said she did not know it was there.

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Florida man cuts off penis and feeds it to alligator

A man is in intensive care after reportedly cutting off his genitals and feeding them to an alligator. Frank Canfield, 52, and his girlfriend had been smoking methamphetamine for five days when, she said, he "began acting weird" and started to self-harm. CCTV footage shows Canfield standing by a canal near his home and throwing what police believe to be his genitals to a nearby alligator.

Woman stopped at airport carrying husband's entrails

A Moroccan woman has been detained at an Austrian airport by customs officers who found she was carrying two packages containing her late husband's entrails. The woman told officials she believed her husband had been poisoned and was taking the body parts to be tested. Police say the woman has not broken any laws, but the entrails have been stored pending further investigation.

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