Sources within the New York Police Department are likening the scene inside a blind hoarder’s home to something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Authorities told the New York Post on Sunday that a medical emergency for Brooklyn widow Rita Wolfensohn led to a grisly discovery on Sept. 15. Sister-in-law Josette Buchman arrived at Ms. Wolfensohn’s home to get items for a hospital stay, only to find a “completely intact” and clothed skeleton inside a bedroom.
Ms. Wolfensohn’s son, Louis, disappeared roughly 20 years ago and would be 49 years old today.
“It’s like some reverse ‘Psycho’ scene,” an NYPD source told the Post, a reference to the 1960 classic horror film starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane.
Police have not officially identified the body, but said the individual died of natural causes. The home allegedly smelled of rotting food, and the room where the body was found looked like “a garbage truck had dumped its load,” sources told the newspaper.
The legally blind women told cops that she thought her son had moved out.