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Elderly Woman Trapped under Dead Husband for Four Days

A newspaper carrier rescued an 84-year-old Illinois woman pinned under the body of her dead husband, Marion Daily Republic reported.
Carrier Bruce Pitts found Blanche Roberts March 27, trapped under her husband Fred, who apparently died of a heart attack after mowing the lawn, CBS News reported. The woman had been unable to move for four days.
Pitts said he grew suspicious after the couple’s newspapers were not picked up.
“It was never like them to leave a newspaper in their tube,? Pitt said. “That wonderful, small voice inside me said, ‘This isn't right.’? (CBS News)
According to CBS News, Blanche Roberts was coherent when rescuers found her. She knew her name and the names of her relatives, though she didn’t realize her husband was dead.
“She said, ‘Well, he’s sleeping. He’ll be up in a little while,’’’ Pitts said. (Marion Daily Republic)
As of March 30, Blanche Roberts was in intensive care at Herrin Hospital and “doing fine,? the Marion Daily Journal reported.