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Police: Woman lived with dead mother for three yearsPosed body at the dinner table every evening - ETA More Detailed Article Under 2nd Photo

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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By Rick Couri

BROOKLYN, NY —

Investigators say Chava Stirn didn’t just live with the body. She did so as if her mother was still alive.

Cops say Stirn posed the body at the dinner table every evening before putting it to bed every night, covers and all.

Neighbors in Brooklyn say they had no idea anything was going on.

It wasn’t until a worker went to search for a leak in the apartment that the horrendous scene was discovered.

When Stirn wouldn’t open the door for workers, they had to break it down. That’s when they saw the body.

“It’s a scene right out of ‘Psycho.’ This is one of the weirdest cases I’ve ever seen,” an officer told the New York Post.

“She may have been living there with the mom’s remains for two or three years. It’s a horrible scene,” they continued.

Police say Stirn was acting “erratically,” and was taken to a hospital for physic evaluation.

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Daughter slept next to mom’s corpse for 3 years

Even Alfred Hitchcock would find this creepy.

A Brooklyn woman spent three years living in a cramped apartment with her dead mom — propping her up at the dinner table and sleeping next to her skeleton every night, The Post has learned.

Chava Stirn, 28, even dressed like her mother — wearing the same black outfit and shoes that 61-year-old Susie Rosenthal had on when she died.

“It’s a scene right out of ‘Psycho’ . . . This is one of the weirdest cases I’ve ever seen,” a law-enforcement source said.

Stirn set Rosenthal’s bones on a bed of trash bags in the kitchen of their Borough Park apartment, a law-enforcement source said.

For the slumber parties, she dragged a chair into the kitchen to snooze next to the corpse — leaving her twin bed covered in stacks of paper.

“She may have been living there with the mom’s remains for two or three years . . . It’s a horrible scene,” the source said.

Neighbors didn’t smell anything suspicious until the super of the building tried to investigate a leak coming from the apartment on Monday afternoon, police sources said.

Stirn refused to open her door, so emergency workers knocked it down — and found her in a chair, looking disheveled, surrounded by waist-high piles of trash, police sources said.

Stirn, who lived with her mom before her death, never left the home, neighbors said.

She refused to let anyone inside the apartment, so a relative would sometimes leave food outside her door, the police sources said.

Neighbors often heard strange noises coming from the apartment.

“When I listened, she was screaming . . . [She yelled] ‘I kill myself, I kill myself!’ ” said Malka Lerner, 41.

Another neigbor said, “I never saw her or her mother. They never came out. I never saw the door open.”

When cops approached Stirn, she was acting “erratically.” She was taken to Maimonides Medical Center for a psych evaluation.

She believed her mom had “left her there to die,” a police source said.

The cause of Rosenthal’s death is not yet clear.

A relative of Rosenthal declined to comment.

Additional reporting by Natasha Velez

 

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misskriss10
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Wow. :/ 

LilysMama719
by Emmy on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM
The first thing that I thought when I read the title is Bates Motel. That woman surely has to be mentally ill.
KristaP13
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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That is so sad and so morbid. She has to have had some mental issues, hopefully she can get help. I have to wonder though.. How did none of the neighbors smell it if she was living in an apartment complex?

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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 Well, Mom's gotta eat.

iamcafemom83
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM
She needs help....
liquidtinkerbel
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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 Reason #54795 why I do not like people.

chopped headTeam Zombie! (former sn elrikandisis)

bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM
I've heard of quite a few people living with a dead parent for the ss or retirement check (pretty sure my neighbor's son will be one of them) but this sounds like there was some serious mental issues involved too. I wonder how after three years the body was able to even still be moved around. You wouldn't think there would be much left.
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:17 PM

 Lol

Quoting MrsDavidB25:

 Well, Mom's gotta eat.

 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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 I wondered that too.

Quoting bluebunnybabe: I've heard of quite a few people living with a dead parent for the ss or retirement check (pretty sure my neighbor's son will be one of them) but this sounds like there was some serious mental issues involved too. I wonder how after three years the body was able to even still be moved around. You wouldn't think there would be much left.

 

blessedtohave7
by Bahama Mama on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I guess she really couldn't live without her mother...hopefully she gets the help she needs.

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