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Woman kept boyfriend’s corpse for months after he died, watched NASCAR with him
AP via The New York Daily News ^ | July 12, 2012

Posted on 07/12/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by EveningStar

72-year-old Linda Chase says she kept Charles Zigler's body clean and dressed, and talked to him while they watched television.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: corpse; gratefuldead; michigan; nascar; necrophilia
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1 posted on 07/12/2012 11:09:19 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 07/12/2012 11:10:17 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

How did she keep the flies off him?


3 posted on 07/12/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: EveningStar
she kept Charles Zigler's body clean

That's good. Hygiene is important.

4 posted on 07/12/2012 11:11:26 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: EveningStar

5 posted on 07/12/2012 11:13:24 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: EveningStar

Lonely sucks.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: EveningStar

He passed on the beer and bbq.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT by bgill
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To: EveningStar

And he STILL wouldn’t take out the garbage!!


8 posted on 07/12/2012 11:16:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GBA

yep, very sad


9 posted on 07/12/2012 11:17:43 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Kind of a sad story out of Jackson Michigan. His kids lived blocks away and hadn't talked to him in some 18 months.

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10 posted on 07/12/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar

I was planning to joke around about this but then I read the whole article.

It’s not funny anymore; just sad, and a little poignant.

And no, I didn’t misspell pungent.

(Well, ok, maybe one *little* joke.)


11 posted on 07/12/2012 11:19:23 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Borges

Wasn’t there a Faulkner short story on a similar theme?


12 posted on 07/12/2012 11:19:23 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

A pic of him before he died.

I think.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: EveningStar

There once was a young man named Dave ...


14 posted on 07/12/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EveningStar
Waiting for Junior's next win?
15 posted on 07/12/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: freedomlover

A corpse is a corpse, of corpse, of corpse.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 11:22:30 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: EveningStar

Dude had himself a good woman there.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GBA

I used to do lawn work for an elderly woman a few miles from this one. She had a life sized doll that she said kept her company. She wasn’t crazy, just lonely plus she used the doll as a means of security.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

i was thinking the exact same thing...


19 posted on 07/12/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: EveningStar

She has not been arrested but is being investigated for financial fraud. Chase admits cashing Zigler’s benefit checks after his death.

Well allrighty then - at least there was a method to her madness.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 11:23:43 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EveningStar

Maybe she was lonely, but she also was cashing his checks. Not sure her story about loneliness is believable... unless she made herself believe it.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: EveningStar

She just wanted a corpseman to keep her company.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 11:27:25 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: HerrBlucher

Michelle is that you?


23 posted on 07/12/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


24 posted on 07/12/2012 11:29:45 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: cripplecreek

She may not have been certifiably crazy but she was WIERD by any standards.

When I was little, my best friends’ parents had childless friends who came to visit and brought “Witty Bear” with them every time. Witty Bear was a stuffed animal who had to sit at the table and slept with them.

Desperate loneliness? Is a dog or cat too messy or what?


25 posted on 07/12/2012 11:29:55 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: EveningStar
"Wasn’t there a Faulkner short story on a similar theme?"

Indeed there was...


26 posted on 07/12/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cripplecreek

>> plus she used the doll as a means of

I was relieved to find the word “security” at the end of that sentence. :-)


27 posted on 07/12/2012 11:30:33 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: floralamiss

Faulkner ping...


28 posted on 07/12/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cripplecreek

She may not have been certifiably crazy but she was WIERD by any standards.

When I was little, my best friends’ parents had childless friends who came to visit and brought “Witty Bear” with them every time. Witty Bear was a stuffed animal who had to sit at the table and slept with them.

Desperate loneliness? I guess the appeal was that WB didn’t shed like a cat or dog.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL NT...


30 posted on 07/12/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Maybe rigor mortis was her friend.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: EveningStar

"...hey lady, that ain't engine oil ya smell, but ya did get to finish the beer"

32 posted on 07/12/2012 11:35:41 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Venturer

If he was a true NASCAR fan, the alcohol would have preserved him quite nicely!


33 posted on 07/12/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Tired of Taxes

How else was she supposed to buy beer for them if she didn’t cash his check$?


34 posted on 07/12/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Borges
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
35 posted on 07/12/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cripplecreek

Aaahhh, Jackson Michigan where I was born & raised. Sad story, but I have to laugh a bit too. This is exactly the kind of story that WOULD put Jackson in the news.

Oh well, still the birthplace of the Republican Party at least. (sigh)

Also the largest walled prison in the US at one time, not sure about that anymore since the talk of closing it.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 11:39:53 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: EveningStar

I know the feeling. No matter how immobile I try to remain while watching TV, my wife insists on talking to me.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: F15Eagle

Yeah, but he didn’t leave the seat up anymore.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Mich Patriot

These days you can take tours of the prison.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 11:45:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SIDENET
"Dude had himself a good woman there."

She certainly stuck by him. Or could it be that she was just waiting for him to "ripen?"

40 posted on 07/12/2012 11:45:26 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: EveningStar

“Weekend at Bernie’s” - extended director’s cut version


41 posted on 07/12/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: EveningStar
As opposed to The Exorcism of Emily Rose ;-)
42 posted on 07/12/2012 11:52:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: EveningStar

She had to keep ole Chuck aound till after the election so he could vote for obammy.


43 posted on 07/12/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: EveningStar
Bet he smiled the day Junior won..finally.;-]

-a little edit-

72-year-old Linda Chase (for the Cup) says she kept Charles Zigler's body clean (and dressed in his finest Nascar attire), and talked to him while they watched television Bill O'Really religiously.

44 posted on 07/12/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: EveningStar

Something smells about this story.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 12:11:18 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: EveningStar

46 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: freedomlover

LOL....can’t be too sure.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Tired of Taxes
Maybe she was lonely, but she also was cashing his checks. Not sure her story about loneliness is believable... unless she made herself believe it.

I think she did believe it. If her intent in cashing the checks was fraud, why keep the body around? I'm not excusing the check cashing, but I think this woman definitely needs help.

48 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: donozark

Good point. :-)


49 posted on 07/12/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Joe 6-pack

A Rose for Emily.

Faulkner sucks.


50 posted on 07/12/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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