The owner of a bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains discovered the badly decomposed body of guest who lived at the inn, and state police say the 80-year-old woman had been dead for weeks or months.
Troopers were sent to the Harvest Inn Bed and Breakfast in Honesdale on Friday after the owner smelled a foul odor mixed with air freshener, and long-term guest Patricia Richey's daughter refused to let him into the woman's room.
According to a search warrant, 51-year-old Moira Richey had asked the inn's owner for a new room for herself about four months ago, saying her mom kept their shared room too warm.
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Police say the owners rarely went up to the third floor because mother and daughter didn't have to pay rent due to a family connection, and other guests stayed on the second floor.
An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.