A study in the morbid.
A horror filmmaker has been arrested after the decomposed body of his mother was found in his home – a year after her death.
dailymail.co.uk: An officer had gone to 68-year-old Jill Fattig’s home to do a welfare check and when no one answered the door, he questioned her son, Timothy.
The 34-year-old film-maker for Desert Scream Productions, told the deputy his mother was in a Tucson hospital.
When authorities found this was untrue, Fattig admitted his mother had died a year ago and with a search warrant , deputies discovered her skeletal remains inside his house.
Are you shaking your heads like us and wondering what exactly was going on in Tim Fattig’s head? Was this some sort of make believe horror scene that Mr Fattig was so enamored with that he couldn’t bear to reach out to authorities lest the scene would come to a close?
Fattig told deputies that when he found his mother’s body, he was so overcome with grief he never reported her death.
He had been telling people around Tombstone for several months that his mother was in a hospital, said Marshal Billy Cloud.
Fattig was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide and booked on a $40,000 bond at the Cochise County Jail.
But if an autopsy reveals his mother died of natural causes, charges are likely be downgraded to failure to report a death which is a misdemeanour.
Overcome with grief or overcome with a passion for horror drama?