Relative discovers that New York woman lived with dead son’s body for 8 years

Body covered with blanket 
By: Feng Qian

A man was shocked to find his relative’s skeletal remains in a woman’s apartment and called the police, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said the discovery was made after a woman of Brooklyn, was taken to a hospital.

The woman sent her relative to retrieve some of her belonging.

The relative entered the apartment located at 2111 Avenue N on Thursday around 1:30 p.m., and made the gruesome discovery.

He immediately called the police. Police believe that the bones belong to the woman’s 51-year-old son, who was a taxi driver.

He was last seen 8 years ago, when he was involved in an accident. His family claims that they haven't seen the man in 20 years.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Neighbors said that the woman was a loner and her apartment was very cluttered. She was taken to the hospital following a fall.