Grandma’s Body Found In Storage Unit After 17 Years
Employees at the U-Stor Self Storage in Clearwater, Florida received a gruesome surprise on Thursday when they discovered the corpse of a woman whose body had been stored within a unit in the storage center for the past 17 years.
Kevin McKeon, the manager at the self-storage facility made the shocking discovery on Thursday after a customer revealed that her family had held their grandmother’s corpse in a rented unit since 1995. McKeon says that he became aware of the situation after he called a tenant earlier this week to inform her that she was behind on payments. McKeon informed the renter that the contents of the unit would soon be auctioned off, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
When McKeon got in touch with the renter, he says she gave him a bit of bizarre news. The renter, the woman’s granddaughter, informed McKeon that he could not dispose of the possessions inside the unit, because one of the possessions was the corpse of her grandmother.
“She called and said, ‘My mother told me on her death bed that Grandma is in the storage unit. You can’t sell our stuff,’” Joelle Castelli, a Clearwater police spokeswoman, told the Tampa Tribune.
Because of the bizarre nature of the conversation, McKeon says he did not even check the unit until Thursday because he was skeptical about the claims. He was alarmed to find a long, blue casket within the unit, containing the corpse of the grandmother, and he immediately contacted the Clearwater Police Department.
So far, no charges have been filed.
In an update to the original story, Huffington Post was able to obtain the following information regarding the case.
“Authorities with the Clearwater Police Department have identified the grandmother as Ann Bunch, born Jan. 1, 1900, as well as the daughter and granddaughter, Bobbie Barnett Hancock born Dec. 25, 1929 and Rebecca Ann Fancher born May 27, 1957, respectively. Police are still investigating and do not anticipate charging Fancher with any crime.”
Source: Huffington Post