Police go home due to problems in the garden and find the body of an old woman who died 2 years ago

A sad story that happened in the town of Prestino, in Lombardy, Italy, has gone around the world because it is shows how some older adults spend the evening of their lives practically alone.

It turns out that a couple of days ago, some policemen came to a house close to Lake Como because the neighbors denounced that a tree that was in the garden of the property was about to fall and this could cause a serious accident.

Upon arriving at the property, the policemen reviewed it and noticed, at first, that no one was there; however, upon closer inspection, andThey found the body of an old woman completely mummified on a chair in her living room.

The woman was identified as Marinella Beretta, who passed away alone in his house of natural causes, according to the expert report, at the age of 70.

The neighbors regret what happened, ensuring that indeed, had all this time without seeing, thinking that was completely isolated by the pandemic of the Covid or that he had moved, without ever imagining what had really happened to him.

It also transpired that the old woman had no close relatives.

“What happened to Marinella Beretta in Como, the loneliness, the oblivion, hurts our consciences,” the country’s Minister for the Family, Elena Bonetti, wrote on Facebook.

“A community that wants to be united has a duty to remember life. We must stop limiting our horizons to the private sphere and reestablish the ties that bind us (…) No one should be left alone, ”he added.

In Italy, almost 40% of people over 75 years of age live alone and that same percentage of people do not have relatives or friends to turn to in case of need, according to a 2018 report by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). .

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