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posted: 8/8/2014 1:01 AM

Second corpse in 3 years found in Chicago home

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Authorities have discovered the decomposed body of a man in a Chicago home where his mother's body was found in similar condition three years earlier.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that police found the body of 47-year-old Ronald Opilka on Tuesday. Neighbors had called their alderman to complain about an odor coming from the home.

In 2011, the decomposed body of Cecylia Opilka -- the man's 80-year-old mother -- was found buried under piles of debris by workers who also were responding to complaints of a bad smell. She had died of natural causes. Police at the time described Cecylia Opilka and her son as hoarders.

Neighbor Kathy Cooke says she hadn't seen Ronald Opilka for weeks and that he hadn't been able to accept his mother's death in 2011.

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