A Florida girl was arrested Wednesday for hiding her roommate’s physique in a trash can so she may accumulate his Social Safety advantages, authorities mentioned.
Michelle Haney, 48, advised deputies she discovered her roommate, Jon Leonard, useless of their Bradenton cellular house in July, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.
However as an alternative of calling the sheriff’s workplace, Haney stuffed Leonard’s physique in a closet for 3 weeks.
When that short-sighted plan grew to become insufferable, she put the rotting corpse in a trash bin and left it with a neighbor, authorities mentioned.
Haney allegedly advised the neighbor she’d come again for the bin later.
However after two months, Haney nonetheless hadn’t proven up.
The neighbor determined to open the trash bin on Tuesday, and found Leonard’s still-decomposing physique, authorities mentioned.
Haney later admitted to deputies she had hidden Leonard’s physique so she may accumulate his Social Safety checks.
Authorities are investigating how Leonard died.
Haney has been charged with abuse of a human physique, and extra prices are pending.