Elderly couple found dead in Queens home

October 12, 2010 6:21:50 PM PDT
An elderly couple was discovered dead inside their Queens home along with their son, who was apparently living with his father's decomposing body for weeks.

The grizzly find was made by police when they were called to the house on 86th Avenue in the quiet Hollis Hills section just after 4 a.m.

Both parents were discovered dead inside the house.

88-year-old Phillip Zimmer had been dead for several weeks, and was in an advanced state of decomposition.

84-year-old Lillian Zimmer had apparently died within the last several days.

Their deaths did not appear suspicious, and may have been due to a preexisting medical condition.

Their son, who did not fully comprehend the deaths because of his own medical condition, was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out.

No charges were expected to be filed against him.


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