Police: Pa. woman kept dead grandmother in freezer for 15 years

She told authorities her family needed to continue collecting her grandmother's Social Security

Jenna Wise

YORK HAVEN, Pa. — A York Haven woman stowed her grandmother’s remains in a freezer for 15 years so their family could continue to collect her Social Security, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Glenora Reckord Delahay died at her Ardmore home in March 2004, but wasn’t found until state police got a report last year of human remains inside a Warrington Township home.

Delahay’s granddaughter Cynthia Carolyn Black told police she kept her grandmother’s body because her family needed the income. She even moved the freezer from Ardmore to Dillsburg in 2007, state police said.

Black was charged Tuesday with abuse of a corpse, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

She was taken to the York County Judicial Center to await arraignment.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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