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Grieving wife dies after lying in bed for three days next to dead husband

By Mason White 4:51 PM January 31, 2016
Paula Shepherd and Raymond Shepherd 

By: Wayne Morin
A heartbroken woman died after lying in bed with her dead husband for at least three days, police in the United Kingdom said.

70-year-old Paula Shepherd of Southampton, was overcome with grief after her husband, Raymond Shepherd, died of natural causes.

A court was told that when Paula realized that Raymond died, she put him in bed, covered him with a blanket and lied down beside him.

She remained beside him for three days before suffering a stroke or a seizure, leading to her death.

The two were married for 40 years, and investigators believe that Paula could not see any future without her husband so she decided to give up on life.

The two were found after Suzanne Ashman, a manager of the house, came to check on them because they didn’t respond to her phone calls and emails.

She called the police after noticing a bad smell coming from inside the house. Police entered the home and found the couple side by side in bed.