By JOHN ANNESE
(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) — An elderly woman lived with her husband’s rotting corpse for weeks until alarmed neighbors noticed a foul smell coming from the couple’s Lower East Side apartment Tuesday, cops said.
Police found the body of the 87-year-old man in bed in an apartment on Grand St. and Norfolk St. just after 11:30 a.m. following 911 calls by neighbors, police said.
Investigators suspect the husband had been dead for about two weeks, cops said. His 72-year-old wife was hospitalized for psychological evaluation, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if she understood her husband had died.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death. Police have not released his name.