A FLORIDA woman has revealed her motive for hiding her mother’s body in a freezer.
Michele R. Hoskins, 64, has been arrested by the Sebastian Police Department.
Newsweek reported that Hoskins was detained over two months after her mother’s body was found by cops on April 28 during a welfare check.
Fox News reported that Hoskins admitted to purchasing the deep freezer and stuffed her mother’s body in a deep freezer to keep receiving her welfare checks.
Palm trees around the crime scene also held some evidence the woman attempted to get rid of.
The mother, Marie Hoskins. 93 died of natural causes and was dead for two weeks before her daughter placed her body in the freezer.
Authorities found a heavily soiled mattress covered by palm trees in Hoskins’ backyard while searching the house after receiving a search warrant.
Hoskins has been charged with failing to report her mother’s death and tampering with evidence.
She is being held at Indian River County Jail on a $10,000 bond.