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Body of woman, 94, found severely decomposed at home; daughter lives upstairs

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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. — An elderly woman’s body was discovered severely decomposed inside a building she shared with one of her daughters.

Hope B. Ruller, 94, had been dead for “several months” before police officers found her body on Dec. 29, authorities told WNYT.

Ruller’s body was found in her first-floor apartment. One of her daughters lives in the second-floor apartment, directly above where her mother was found dead.

“Your mother’s your mother,” neighbor Alberta Cordone told WNYT. “You’re going to tell me, in all this time, you don’t go and look [in] on your mother downstairs? Knock on the door!”

Police have not called the daughter a suspect but are investigating and have not ruled out foul play.