Police: Wichita man lived with fiancee's body

AP News
Posted: May 12, 2011 6:05 PM
Police: Wichita man lived with fiancee's body

Police in Wichita say a 57-year-old man lived with the body of his dead fiancee for several days, praying she would be brought back to life.

Investigators don't suspect foul play, but an autopsy on the 54-year-old woman was planned Thursday.

Calls from neighbors concerned about the woman's welfare sent police Wednesday night to the home the couple shared. Officers said the man didn't want to let the officers in. He was detained after they smelled a strong odor.

KAKE-TV reports the man told officers he was praying for divine intervention to bring his fiancee back to life. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Police believe the woman died about one week earlier.