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The Bizarre True Story Of DR. Carl Tanzler

Found To Have Been Living With A Corpse For Over Seven Years

Dr. Carl Tanzler and the corpse of Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos

Dr. Carl Tanzler fell in love with a tuberculosis patient in 1931 when they were both receiving treatment. Because of this love, he was desperate to keep his patient alive. To do so, he literally removed her body from the mausoleum it was kept in and used coat hangers, wax, and silk to hold…

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Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson

Freelance true-crime writer. Currently working on a few true-crime books.