A 96-year-old woman was found dead inside a freezer behind a Chicago home.
Chicago Woman Charged with Concealing Body of 96-Year-Old Mother Found in Freezer
69-year-old Eva Bratcher of Chicago has been charged with concealing the body of her 96-year-old mother, Regina Michalski. The body was found in a freezer behind the apartment building where they lived. The discovery was made by police during a welfare check says Fox News.
According to neighbors, Bratcher had been telling conflicting stories about her mother in recent months. This includes statements about her being in a nursing home in another state, still living healthily at home, or that she had died. The cause of Michalski’s death is yet to be determined due to a pending autopsy. Bratcher has a criminal record, with court records showing that she was arrested nearly a dozen times between 1997 and 2005. She pleaded guilty in 2006 to felony counts of forgery in two cases.
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A Granddaughter’s Concern Led to Discovering Grandmother’s Body in Freezer
She was also convicted of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to probation and has faced other charges such as battery, assault, and retail theft. These charges were eventually dropped. A welfare check was initiated by Bratcher’s daughter, Sabrina Watson, who lives in Kentucky. Watson expressed her heartbreak over the situation and said she missed her grandmother very much.
Michalski’s granddaughter, Diane Michalski, expressed that she hadn’t seen her grandmother in 20 years and that she didn’t deserve to die in such a way. Michalski was a Polish immigrant who spent most of her life working for Motorola. This is a developing story and more details are expected to be released in the coming days.
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