Widow hid husband’s body for 1 1/2 years after death

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BERLIN — When her husband died, a 73-year-old Hamburg widow couldn’t stand to be apart from him — so she kept the body for 1 1/2 years, prosecutors said according to the Associated Press.

Police found the body wrapped up in cloth and paper in a locked room last month.

Officials were tipped off by a building administrator who hadn’t seen the 74-year-old man in a long time and had become suspicious, the AP reported citing German news agency dpa.