psychoRedford Township, MI – Police have arrested 64-year-old Dennis McCauley after it was discovered that he had been living with the corpse of 72-year-old Ann Marquis since November.

Dennis McCauley had been living with Mrs. Marquis in her mobile home at Long’s Mobile Home Court just outside of Detroit for about three years.  When her rent hadn’t been paid for 6 months, the manager came to her home to evict her.  When he knocked on the door, Dennis McCauley answered, and was apparently pretty nonchalant considering there was a rotting corpse laid out on the pull out sofa within easy view of the front door.

McCauley let an officer into the trailer and “the officer noted a pungent smell of decay and observed a corpse in the room immediately to the right of the front door,” states Redford Township Sgt. Kevin Crittenden.  “The corpse had obviously been deceased for some time and was partially dried out.”  I can’t help but imagine a comically short conversation between the officer and McCauley.  Is that a dead body on the couch?  Why, yes, officer. Yes it is.

Neighbor Connie Laesch told reporters that McCauley “didn’t seem right” and he had told her that Mrs. Marquis had moved out.

Mrs. Marquis apparently died of natural causes, however McCauley was charged with mutilation of a corpse as the upper arm was separated from the right shoulder post mortem.  He was also charged with failing to report a death, larceny, and identity theft, among other things because he was spending her social security checks while living with her dead, mutilated body rotting on the couch.

Dennis McCauley is currently being held in Wayne County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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