ABAKAN, Russia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Authorities in Russia say cats chewed on the corpse of an 85-year-old woman after her daughter left the body in a locked room with the animals.
Police in Siberia said the daughter, who is said to have a drinking problem, covered her mother’s body with a blanket and locked it in a room after discovering the woman had died on July 13.
“The cats chewed off parts of [the woman's] feet, hand, nose and so on,” a police spokesperson in the town of Abakan in the remote mountain region of Khakassia told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
The dead woman’s granddaughter discovered the body on July 28.
A cause of death had not yet been determined, authorities said.