Police: Son lived with murdered mom's body for days in Pennsylvania apartment

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Police: Man murdered mother, lived with body for days (WPVI)

Police said a 49-year-old woman was murdered in her apartment in Philadelphia on Monday, and her son lived with the body for days.

The victim has been identified as Tammy Blount. The suspect is her son, 27-year-old Malachi White.

"He has some mental health issues, and our understanding at this point is that he was not taking his medication," Philadelphia Police Captain John Ryan said. "He's going to be charged with murder and related offenses."

Investigators believe Blount died on January 22 from stab wounds and blunt force trauma inside her home at the Avenue at East Falls on Wissahickon Avenue.

Officers discovered her body Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. while responding to a welfare check. They said family members hadn't heard from her.

There was shock and disbelief for residents of the apartment complex where the crime occurred, and many said they had no clue what happened inside their building.

"I was wondering," resident Britnee Wooden said. "But when I asked the concierge person, they thought she was sick. So I don't know."

The apartment management released a statement that reads, in part: "Our management team, concierge and door staff observed nothing that would have indicated any problems within the family or propensity for this family tragedy."

"It is messed up," resident Kayan Fuller said. "There is nothing else to say about it. It is just a messed up situation."
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