Italian defiles his dead mum to get cash Benefits
by FFE EU News Staff
A 51-year-old man from Reggio Calabria in southern Italy had recently been arrested for fraud and for the discovery of a dirty secret: hiding his mother’s corpse.
Igino shared a home with his mother Maria Musitano in Delianuova town. But when she died a year ago, the son did not honour her memory and instead hid her in a freezer. Igino had been living off his mother’s monthly pension of €1,000 ever since.
It was the neighbours who finally alerted the police after suspecting Igino’s behaviour and Maria’s long absence in their neighbourhood. A stench that crept from the home finally pushed the neighbours to call the cops.
Igino’s case is not unique in Italy. In January, a woman from Piedmont region was found to have hid her mother’s body for four years in a freezer. The daughter said she did it to ‘always be close’ to her mother. But like Igino, she had also ‘survived’ using her mother’s pension.