Man Who Preserved His Wife’s Dead Body With Ice Packs Found Dead And Children Unconscious
The peculiar circumstances that caused a man to hide his wife’s dead body in their apartment for several months are being investigated by police in Abuakwa, in the Ashanti region.
Police also found the man’s body sitting on the toilet in the family bathroom.
The couple’s two 11 and 13-year-old children were also found unconscious and saved.
The Jacksons, a prosperous family, moved to Maakro Plot 10 around seven years ago and resided there in a rented flat.
Since they live individually, they have never interacted with other inhabitants.
The Jacksons arrived home in May, parked their unregistered Ford Expedition, and then went upstairs to their apartment, which was the last time co-tenants saw the family.
But after several months passed with no sign of the Jacksons, the furious neighbors filed a police report in Abuakwa.
Mrs. Ernestina Jackson’s body was discovered in a stage of decomposition. Police discovered that her husband Samuel Jackson, who was also running late, attempted to preserve her body at home by applying ice packs to the body that was covered in a blanket.
The police believe Mrs. Jackson passed away three months ago.
Her 48-year-old husband’s body was similarly discovered in the family’s bathroom, this time on the toilet.
The cause of the couple’s deaths, who don’t interact with their neighbors, is unknown.
They also discovered their two kids unconscious. For days, they were imprisoned in the two-bedroom apartment with their dead parents’ decomposing remains, receiving no food nor water.
The deceased’s traumatized children are currently being treated in the Abuakwa Polyclinic.
Dr. Mensah Manye, the Polyclinic’s medical director, claims that the kids were brought in “extremely weak and dehydrated.”
“I learned from the police that they had been imprisoned in a room for what seemed like months throughout the traumatizing month.
The degree of the decomposition and the smell are both not great.
But I understand the man put an ice pack on the woman on the floor . That one too I can’t tell what he was trying to do and he himself died in the wash room whilst going to toilet,” he added.
According to the police, contacting the families of the deceased has proven to be challenging.
The Social Welfare Department has received a referral regarding the kids.
Dr. Manye is advising the youngsters to receive support for psychotherapy in the meanwhile.
“The elderly one can not still talk well. I don’t know if its because of the trauma. May be some psychologist may come in to actually talk to them before they can get out of that situation,” he said.