Police say a woman in her 70s lived in her Pasadena home for months with her dead husband sitting on the couch.
Authorities made the discovery Friday morning at the woman's home, located in 1200 block of North Allen Avenue, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
Police say the badly decomposed body was seated upright in a sofa. The man appeared to have died two to four months ago, said police Lt. Randell Taylor.
A concerned neighbor had alerted police.
The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation. She apparently suffers from dementia, The Associated Press reported.