Cleveland police find skeleton 'sleeping' in bed

Officers who went to a Cleveland, Ohio, home to serve a search warrant found a skeleton in the bed where an 80-year-old woman said her mother was sleeping.

Police believe the remains belong to the woman’s 98-year-old mother, who had not been seen in at least three years.

Officers went to the home on Wednesday to serve a search warrant for building, housing and health-code violations, but the woman said they could not come inside because her mother was sleeping.

After persuading her to let them in the house, the officials pulled back the blanket on the bed and found the skeleton.

The daughter, whose name was withheld until her family was notified, was taken to St Vincent Charity hospital.

Cuyahoga county coroner Elizabeth K Balraj said on Thursday she would need more information to identify the body, which showed no signs of injury.

Police Lieutenant Thomas Stacho said no charges were expected.—Sapa-AP

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