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Blind Hoarder Didn’t Know Her Dead Son Was in Her Home for 20 Years!

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A tale from the crypt

Bringing a human being into the world is one of the greatest joys. One of the worst things that can happen to a parent is losing their child. You watch them grow, learn and have hopes and dreams for themselves, but when it is cut short, it is beyond devastating.

A blind Brooklyn woman had two sons: one who died in 2003 and one she believed ran away twenty years ago. It’s sad to say that the second son, who would be almost fifty years old now, did not run away: he died. But unbeknownst to his mother, he was in his bedroom all long. How could this have happen?

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Was she really ignorant?

Hoarder

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You’ve most likely seen the television show Hoarders and know that there are several types of hoarding, which can even include live animals. While some believe hoarding is a form of OCD, others believe it is an intense anxiety about parting with belongings. Compulsive hoarding is different than obsessively collecting items (books, butterflies, etc.) because sufferers usually accumulate random and useless objects, such as garbage, while not having the physical space to store them.

But a Body?!

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An elderly Brooklyn woman, Rita Wolfensohn, was found living with skeletal remains in her home. When taking Rita to the doctor in early September, her relatives discovered the body of her son: the one she assumed had ran away twenty years ago. He was laying on his back on a mattress, fully clothed.

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