An 85-year-old grandmother cut up $1.1 million dollars before she passed away in a retirement home. The money and her savings account books were recently found in tatters on her bed.
“The damage of the money in the woman’s property is not a criminal matter, so we have not begun any investigation,” state prosecutor Erich Habitzl told AFP.
While the elderly woman may have been trying to disinherit her heirs the hard way, OeNB, Austria’s main bank, says it will replace the money.
“If the heirs can only find shreds of money and if the origin of the money is assured, then of course it can all be replaced,” Friedrich Hammerschmidt, of OeNB, told Kurier, an Austrian newspaper.
“If we didn’t pay out the money then we would be punishing the wrong people,” Hammerschmidt added.
However, this family may want to count its blessings that their grandma only cut up money.
In August, a 68-year-old grandmother in Moscow, Russia, confessed to chopping up at least 12 people, noted TheTimes.co.uk.
Tamara Samsonova was investigated by police after security cameras filmed her carrying large boxes out of her apartment building which turned out to contain the bodies of some of her tenants.
The cops found a headless body and other body parts wrapped in a shower curtain. The gruesome granny may have eaten the rest of the remains.
In addition to human remains, the cops found a hacksaw with bloodstains and a diary, written in three languages, detailing how people were murdered.
Sources: AFP via Yahoo! News, TheTimes.co.uk / Photo Credit: Lisa Yarost/Flickr, Nick Ares/Flickr