55-year old Jo-Whitney Outland from Bristol, Virginia was arrested for hiding the body of her deceased mother in her home for 44 days. Police say that they discovered the decomposing body still sitting in a chair covered in 54 blankets and 66 air fresheners.
Police Department said 55-year-old Outland faces a felony charge of 'prohibition against concealment of a dead body.'
Sgt. Crawford of Bristol Police said that the investigation began Monday when a relative of 78-year-old Rosemary Outland, hadn't been able to reach her at her home on Pine Street in Bristol.
That relative reportedly jumped through the window of the home where they saw what they thought was a decomposing body. When questioned about why she kept the body in hiding, Outland stated "I can't explain to you how come, I couldn't, except to tell you that I was in a situation where I couldn't react okay, I don't know how to explain it, I don't know what it's called, but I went into a mode of, just do all the things you do, and come back and stay by your mother," Read more on the story here