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Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Woman found pinned under dead body

April 30, 2008

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Newspaper carrier Bruce Pitts knew the elderly couple only by the prayer missives the wife sent to him for working at night and in bad weather, but he felt something was wrong when the papers piled up outside their home.

"It was never like them to leave a newspaper in their tube," Pitts said Tuesday. "That wonderful, small voice inside me said, 'This isn't right."'

After his route early Sunday, Pitts went home, napped briefly and, with his wife, returned to Blanche and Fred Roberts' home, just outside Marion, Ill.

They rang the doorbells but got no answer. Pitts then eased open an unlocked side door and saw the couple about two feet inside, 84-year-old Blanche Roberts helplessly looking right back at Pitts.

Her right leg was pinned beneath the body of her 77-year-old husband Fred, who apparently had died last Wednesday evening of a heart attack after mowing the lawn.

"The good Lord was with her. She was not scared, wasn't panicking," Pitts said.

Comments

Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm sorry. I can't help it. The closer to death I come, the more I share my thoughts, as bad as they might be.My thought about the woman, was that part in Guarding Tess, when she berates "Doug" for not figuring out the lighter bruns, "It was so obvious".I bet this woman was glad to see the man find her, but then when she reads he thought something might be wrong, but he went home to take a nap first, she possibly felt like both hugging him, and beating him over the head with her cane.

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Confrontation 5 years, 11 months ago

I suppose it wasn't right for me to laugh right after reading this article, but Multidisciplinary made me do it.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Wow.I figure I'll be found at the bottom of the stairs in the cat box.The cat will be alive, but really ticked.

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