CHICAGO (Reuters) – An elderly woman has been living with two skeletons and a badly decomposed body of her siblings in a suburb of Chicago, one of whom may have died at least 20 years ago, authorities said on Saturday.
The remains were found covered by sheets in various parts of the house in Evanston on Friday but no foul play was suspected.
Authorities said one of the siblings was last seen alive in the 1980s, the second in 2003 and the third in May.
The woman living in the house, described as "upwards of 90 years of age," was cooperating in the investigation and was taken to a facility for care.
Authorities, who did not release the names of the deceased, said a care worker had alerted them to the situation. Autopsies were due to be performed on Saturday.
(Reporting by Jim Marshall; Editing by John O'Callaghan)
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – A New York City man is accused of trying to smuggle a date rape drug into the United States by putting the liquid in bottles he claimed contained "holy water."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say laboratory tests recently confirmed that dozens of bottles seized at a western New York border crossing contained Ketamine, a powerful hallucinogenic used as a date rape drug.
Authorities say 50-year-old Warren Maynard of Brooklyn was arrested Oct. 16 near Niagara Falls after he tried to enter the U.S. from Canada, where he said he'd bought some religious items.
Officials say a Customs dog sniffed out the drug while Maynard was being questioned by officers.
The status of his case and whether Maynard has a lawyer couldn't be immediately determined Tuesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Police said a man likely wishes he never threw trash on a highway. That's because littering wasn't the only charge filed against him. The man, 42, faces drug charges after deputies seized six pounds of methamphetamine from his vehicle.
He was arrested Friday on Interstate 85. Deputies also learned he was wanted in Louisiana for failure to appear.
The meth was valued at approximately $350,000 on the streets.
The man was charged with trafficking methampetamine, littering and other traffic violations.