His wife is said to suffer from “pathological hoarding”, a disorder that causes the person who suffers from it not to get rid of things, even obsolete ones.
The couple’s children had requested that a “well-being” check be carried out at home.
After the discovery, the deceased’s wife told investigators she intended to wait “a year” before reporting the death.
For the time being, if the medical examiner has confirmed the death of the octogenarian, the circumstances of the death have not yet been established. According to the New York police, the criminal track would not be considered.