DILLSBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A York County woman was charged Wednesday with hiding her grandmother’s remains in a freezer so the dead woman’s Social Security checks would continue. State police say they charged Cynthia Carolyn Black of York Haven with abuse of a corpse, theft and receiving stolen property.
Police were summoned to a home in Dillsburg in February 2019, to investigate a body in a freezer.READ MORE: Officials Concerned Iconic Steeple At St. Leo's Could Collapse After 2-Alarm Fire Tears Through Tacony Church
Investigators used DNA to help determine that the remains were those of Glenora Reckord Delahay, born in 1906.READ MORE: Franklin Institute Hosting One-Day COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For People With Disabilities
State police say the 61-year-old Black told them she found her grandmother dead in their home in Ardmore more than 16 years ago, but kept her body in a basement freezer.
She is alleged to have told investigators she moved the corpse, still inside the freezer, to Dillsburg in 2007, and that she used the federal Social Security payments to cover the mortgage.
A clerk at district court in Dillsburg said Wednesday Black had not been arraigned there and that there was no lawyer on record for her. Black did not appear to have a listed phone number.MORE NEWS: Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk Tradition Continues In Philadelphia
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