Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Two Mummified Bodies Found In Wyalusing Home
This story needs to be filed under the category of What Was She Thinking!
State police to searched the home of 91-year-old Jean Stevens of Wyalusing, who lives on township Route 472, as well as other buildings on her property.
Two case workers with the Area Agency on Aging, Marlea Hoyt and Marcella Yasharian, had told the state police on Tuesday that Stevens has two bodies in her home, according to an affidavit of probable cause that was filed by the state police with their application for the search warrant.
The case workers said that one of the bodies is Stevens' late husband, Jimmy Stevens, and the other is Jean Stevens' twin sister, June, according to the affidavit.
Jean Stevens showed Yasharian June's body and told Yasharian that Jimmy Stevens' body "is rolled up in a rug on the premises," according to the state police's affidavit, which was signed by Cpl. Al Ogden of the state police at Towanda.
Stevens said that she had, with the help of others, disinterred Jimmy Stevens' body from a cemetery years ago and had disinterred June's body from its grave on the property shortly after burial, according to a statement made by Yasharian to the state police, which was quoted in the state police's affidavit.
Interestingly enough, one of the social workers told state police that Stevens "is in control of her mental faculties. (How is that exactly?)
State police have said the remains were "mummified" but have declined to elaborate.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186