An elderly Scottish woman was found dead in her home after she failed to show up for her COVID-19 vaccine appointment — and now authorities believe her body may have been there for as long as 12 years, reports said.
Christina Malley, who would’ve now been in her 80s, was discovered last month at her home in Cover, where she lived with her husband, Daniel, the Daily Record reported.
Nurses went to the home to look for Malley after she didn’t show up for her vaccine appointment, the outlet reported.
When authorities came knocking, her husband said she had gone abroad, the outlet reported.
But her body was later discovered inside the home, sparking a police investigation.
Police are still working to determine how she died, but said it’s possible that she’s been dead as long as 12 years, the outlet reported.
A police spokesman confirmed the discovery of a woman’s body at the home.
“The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing,” the spokesman told the outlet.
Neighbors were stunned to find out that Daniel had been married.
“I’ve never seen him with a wife in all the time I’ve lived here,” one resident told the Sun.
“It gives me a shudder when I think she could have been lying in the house all that time. Why was there not a smell, or flies? It’s just so odd.”