A Michigan woman is behind bars after she allegedly lived with her dead boyfriend’s body for around a month.
Local 4 reports that 49-year-old Angela Shock faced a judge on Friday for arraignment on charges of concealing the death of another and two counts of financial fraud. The charges were brought forth after police said that during a welfare check on 61-year-old man, they found him deceased inside a home off of 600 block of Harrison Street in Monroe.
The suspect had been living with the man’s body for at least a month, according to police, who said family members became worried after not hearing from him for a while. Police found the man “sitting in a chair” by the front door.
“Well what they found inside when they were let in the apartment was a deceased male subject, an obvious deceased male subject sitting in a chair,” Monroe Police Capt. Chad Tolstedt told WNWO. “She needed some place to stay so she decided after he had passed to stay in the apartment with him.”
Although authorities said the man died of natural causes, the suspect is accused of using his credit cards after he passed away. During arraignment, Shock said the deceased man was her only means of financial support. She also didn’t have a place to stay, according to police. Instead of calling for help when he passed away, she stayed inside his apartment instead.
Neighbors said that a foul odor was emanating from the home but Shock told them it was due to bad plumbing.
Other neighbors said that before the man died, they would see him and Shock sitting on his front poor all day, where they would drink with each other.
“I mean they pretty much just sat outside and drank up there up on their steps and they’d say hi when they wanted to and that was about it,” neighbor Izayah Smith told NBC 24.
Another neighbor, Aarius Rader, described the couple as “nice,” and said one of them once helped with a jump start to a car.
Court records indicate that Shock has a lengthy criminal record, including stalking, destruction of charges, and breaking and entering. She also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence charges, after she previously failed to appear in court.
Shock remains behind bars on a $25,000 bond.
[Feature Photo: Angela Shock/Police Handout]