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Arizona police discover ‘mummified’ body in bathtub during burglary investigation


Authorities discovered a mummified body in the bathtub of an Arizona home while investigating a burglary.

In a news release, Bullhead City Police said officers were responding to a burglary around 3:30 a.m. Saturday when they discovered Christine Lee Walters, 65, rummaging through items inside the house in northwestern Arizona.

Walters allegedly ransacked the house and sold the owner’s purses, bags and clothing online.

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Police said Walters told officers she did not know the body was in the bathroom of the home.

“The body of the deceased was in a mummified state and is believed to be the owner,” police said.

Christine Walters allegedly ransacked the home of a 60-year-old woman. Police believe they found the owner’s body in a mummified state in her bathtub.
(Bullhead City Police Department)

It is not known how long the body was in the tub.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 60-year-old Wendy Mica.

Neighbors told police they assumed their neighbor had moved out because she hadn’t been seen in a year.

Officers said this was not the first time Walters had been inside the home, as she would have been there two days earlier.

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Police said they found “pry marks on the door indicating forced entry into the home” of Walters.

Police received a search warrant and attended Walters’ home.

“Detectives found more items belonging to the victim, including his birth certificate, tax papers, driver’s license and credit cards. Police also found drug paraphernalia and a quantity usable methamphetamine,” police said.

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Walters was jailed on two counts of burglary. Police also said they were seeking additional charges after methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in his possession.

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