Police said the victim’s daughter, Michele Hoskins, was interviewed, and she told authorities she found her mother dead inside her bedroom. Michele allegedly bought a deep freezer and placed her mother’s body inside so she could receive her disability benefits.
Police said authorities executed a search warrant and found a heavily soiled bed mattress in the backyard hidden behind thick brush and covered by palm tree branches.
The victim reportedly died of natural causes and had been dead for around two weeks before Michele Hoskins placed her remains in the freezer.
Hoskins was arrested on July 7 and booked into the Indian County Jail on $10,000 bond, records show. She was reportedly charged with failure to report a death and tampering with evidence.