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Police: Man lives with wife's dead body for days

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JOHNSTON, R.I. - The body of a woman was found at a house in Johnston on Wednesday and police said that her husband was living in the home with her days after she died.

Police said the woman was found inside a home at the corner of Birchtree Drive and Cherry Hill Road.

Police said the 67-year-old woman died a couple of days ago, and that her husband was unaware that she died. According to police, the woman's husband suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Police said her 71-year-old husband called the fire department and that crews searched the house and found the woman’s body and a dead dog in the basement.

Police said they are not treating the woman's death as suspicious.

According to police, there were deplorable living conditions and that the town's building inspector has condemned the house.

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