Cynthia Black, from Pennsylvania, was arrested on Wednesday and transported to the York County Judicial Center for allegedly keeping her dead grandmother’s body inside a freezer for 16 years so she could claim her social security payments.
According to The Mirro Cynthia has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and abuse of a corpse.
The police revealed that she had placed her grandmother’s corpse into the freezer 16 years ago and even took it with her when she relocated.
The identity of the dead woman was found with the help of DNA testing and she was identified as Glenora Reckord Delahay.
Cynthia admitted that she found Delahay deceased in their Ardmore home in March 2004.
Delahay would have been 97 years old at the time but her family needed the income that Delahay received from Social Security.
Cynthia told the police that she carried her grandmother’s remains to the basement and placed them in the freezer, she also revealed that she moved the freezer with Delahay’s remains inside from the Ardmore property to York County in 2007.
When she relocated, her grandmother’s Social Security income was used to pay the mortgage.
However, she still went through financial problems and her new home went into foreclosure.
2 women, who were potential buyers, took a look inside the freezer as they were inspecting the house.
That’s when they came across the corpse.
It was further revealed that the Social Security Administration had made payments to the dead woman of $186,143 between 2001 and 2010.
According to court records, Cynthia is being investigated and has her bail set at $50,000.