Law enforcement officials say a 64-year-old suburban Detroit barbarian is jailed after living several months in a trailer home with a woman’s corpse.
Dennis McCauley was arraigned Friday on charges that he failed to report a death, mutilation of a corpse, larceny, uttering and publishing, and identity theft.
McCauley was arrested Monday at Long’s Mobile Home Court in Wayne County’s Redford Township, west of Detroit.
Law enforcer Sgt. Kevin Crittenden says a court officer saw a woman’s remains on a sofa after going to the trailer to serve an eviction. The woman is identified as 72-year-old Ann Marquis, who is believed to have died in November. Preliminary autopsy results reveal she died of natural causes.
Investigators say they believe McCauley lived with Marquis for about three years.
McCauley didn’t have an attorney Friday.