WORTH, Ill. (AP) -- A 72-year-old Chicago-area woman has been found dead inside her trash-filled home.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says heart disease killed Margareta Scheibe of Worth. It's unclear how long she had been dead.
Authorities found her body after being called to the home to do a well-being check.
Her son, Bill Scheibe, says he called police after an "uncomfortable" conversation with his brother, who lived at the home with their mother.
He says police visited the home three times before finding her body.
Bill Scheibe says he last talked to his mother six weeks ago and that parishioners at her church told police they last saw her about a month ago.
Worth is about 12 miles southwest of Chicago.