Tennesse woman charged with corpse abuse

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis mother is in jail after police said she abused the corpse of her dead husband, according to WMC.

Police found Waddell Twilley’s body stuffed in a plastic storage container, hidden inside an attic crawl space.

Family members alerted police about Twilley’s disappearance after his phone was heard ringing behind a wall in his house. The victim had several unanswered calls from family.

Investigators said Twilley’s body was covered with clothing items, dirt, concrete mix and other debris inside the container.

A neighbor said Twilley’s 7-year-old son told her that he “thinks his mom killed his dad.”

Twilley’s wife, LaTosha Starks-Twilley, 38, told police she last saw her husband alive in the house early Saturday morning. Police said Starks-Twilley did not have an explanation about her husband’s whereabouts until after his body was discovered.

Starks-Twilley is charged with abuse of a corpse.

This is not the first time she has been in trouble with the law. She has charges that go back to 2006 when she was charged with aggravated statutory rape and aggravated assault.

Police said she had sex with a 13-year-old boy and then shot him in the back while he was in bed.

Starks-Twilley became a registered sex offender after this offense.