NASCAR Corpse: Woman Watched TV With Dead Husband For Two Years

Ready to be depressed? Linda Chase, a 72-year-old woman in Michigan, decided not to tell anyone about her husband’s passing so that she wouldn’t have to be alone. Chase said that she kept her husband Charles Zigler in front of the TV so that they could talk and watch NASCAR together.

Chase said:

“It’s not that I’m heartless. … I didn’t want to be alone. He was the only guy who was ever nice to me.”

According to the Associated Press, Zigler’s body was found last week. Authorities believe that Zigler died of natural causes in December, 2010, at the age of 67.

Web Pro News reports that authorities found Zigler’s body after his son, Wally, tried to visit. Wally said that he came to visit often but Chase would never let him inside the house.

Wally said:

“That wasn’t right to leave him lay like that.”

Chase wasn’t charged for keeping a dead body in her home but she was arrested for fraud. After Zigler died, Chase continued to collect his social security checks.

Chase said:

“I’m probably going to prison… I told them the truth. I didn’t lie about that.”

What do you think about Linda Chase and her relationship with her deceased husband. Is it sad? Depressing? Creepy?