Three siblings who had been clearing the house of their useless mom made a ugly discovery – the mummified stays of a brother they by no means knew existed.
The grownup brother and two sisters discovered the stays in a field whereas emptying the house of their mom Carol Thompson in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, U.Ok., earlier this 12 months.
A small 18ins field was found in a cabinet beneath the steps, however as soon as opened they discovered envelopes and a small mummified physique wrapped in clothes on February 3.
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After the invention, the siblings took the field to the closest police station the place investigations had been carried out.
An inquest held at Solberge Corridor, in Northallerton, at present heard the physique was a baby of Carol Thompson and her ex-husband Melvin – the siblings’ mother and father.
The child gave the impression to be full-term, the inquest heard.
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Detective Sergeant Matthew Wilkinson, of North Yorkshire Police, was tasked with heading the investigation into the macabre discover which assistant coroner John Broadbridge referred to as the “most distressing case” he has handled in 25 years.
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