Sunday, August 7, 2011
There Once Was A Hermit Named Dave, Who Kept A Dead Whore In His Cave, Yada, Yada, Yada
July 27, 2011
Man lived with dead woman for 2 months
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Apparently unable to give up on his relationship a man in suburban Phoenix continued to live with his girlfriend's corpse for more than two months after killing her.
The man, Erik Grumpelt, was charged with one count of second-degree murder.
Grumpelt's father tipped off the cops who went to his son's apartment and discovered the body of 39-year-old Melinda Raya on a bedroom floor under several sheets. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition and had been surrounded by air fresheners.
On May 19, according to cops, the younger Grumpelt struck the woman in the stomach several times after learning she had cheated on him. When she failed to recover from the blows he either decided to keep her around for a while for sex or panicked and tried to conceal the body.