Body Found in Elizabeth

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Investigators in Jo Daviess County are trying to determine how an Elizabeth man managed to keep his mother's dead body in his home for ten years.

The body of Mary Albaum was discovered in the rural home of Ben Belden on Friday by officers evicting Belden.

Sheriff Steve Allendorff says according to the death certificate Albaum died in 1992 at savanna city hospital at the age of 97. Officers are still investigating.


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