Video: Mummified body discovered in Detroit home

updated 4/24/2008 8:24:29 AM ET 2008-04-24T12:24:29

The partially mummified body of an elderly woman has been found on the kitchen floor of a house where her mentally troubled sister was living, police said.

Investigators believe the surviving sister had been living with the body for up to three years. They say the body was partially covered with newspapers and that a cat and dog apparently ate part of it.

The Detroit Free Press says authorities removed the surviving sister Wednesday night and took her to a crisis center. She is also aged in her 80s and appears to have mental problems.

Police say they went to the house after a neighbor called to express concern.

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