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Police: daughter kept dad's body in ice chest
Police: man's severed body kept in ice chest for years as daughter collected his benefits
By The Associated Press

Police say a Louisiana woman apparently kept her father's severed body in an ice chest at her apartment for at least two years as she collected his Social Security check.

Authorities say at some point, she cut off his hands so that identifying him would be difficult, but she never dumped his body and she had planned. The woman and her roommate recently went to police to tell their story after deputies came to the apartment when they wouldn't let maintenance workers inside the home.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain Jr. said Wednesday police think the 83-year-old man died of natural causes. The coroner is working to verify that part of the woman's story. Police have not identified the man or woman.

No charges have been filed.

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