Woman Keeps Granny in Freezer 16 Years May 28, 2020 19:20:01 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on May 28, 2020 19:20:01 GMT -5
Woman Keeps Granny in Freezer for 16 Years
Glenora Reckord Delahay of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, died in March of 2004 at the age of 97. But her granddaughter, Cynthia Carolyn Black (above), not only failed to report the elderly woman’s death, she placed the body in a freezer and in 2007, when she relocated to Bucks County more than 100 miles to the west, she took the freezer containing the corpse with her. She also continued receiving Mrs. Delahay’s Social Security benefits, which she used to pay the mortgage on her home on Kralltown Road in the borough of Dillsburg.
In March 2019, 16 years after the woman’s death – Mrs. Delahay would have been 113-years-old by this time – Black and her husband, Glenn Black, listed their home for sale and two women inspecting the property found the freezer, opened it and discovered the frozen corpse of Glenora Delahay. They wasted no time notifying police.
When confronted by authorities, Black admitted she kept her grandmother’s dead body because she needed the money. At that time, the Social Security payments amounted to $1,765 per month.
According to Glenn Black, while they were in Ardmore, Mrs. Delahay lived on the second floor and his wife cared for her, a chore she resented. He claimed he knew nothing about what happened because he developed health problems that limited him to the first floor of their home.
Cynthia Black, 61, who was arrested Tuesday (May 26) is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and abuse of a corpse. She was released on $50,000 unsecured bail. According to court records, she does not have an attorney at this time. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10.
Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cynthia Carolyn Black, District Court in and for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Trulia.