'Natural causes' behind death undiscovered for months

Pathologists say a 96-year-old woman, whose body lay undiscovered in her home in Oldham for many months, died of "natural causes".

Pensioner whose body lay undiscovered for months died of 'natural causes'

The pensioner's house in Oldham Credit: ITV

Pathologists say a 96-year-old woman, whose body lay undiscovered in her home in Oldham for many months, died of "natural causes".

Police found the pensioner's remains on Wednesday afternoon, after being called to the house on South Hill Street.

The body inside had lain undiscovered for months Credit: ITV

The woman's son was initially arrested on suspicion of failure to notify her death to the authorities, but he has now been bailed while the investigation continues.

Sources say emergency crews had to take him to hospital, because he was suffering from severe malnutrition.