Body found after daughter gets letter saying mom is dead

MERRIFIELD, VA - DECEMBER 20: Pieces of mail wait to be sorted at the Merrifield Postal Center December 20, 2004 in Merrifield, Virginia. The Monday before Christmas is the busiest day of the year for the Postal Service. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Police in Florida found the body of a 62-year-old woman at a mobile home park after her daughter received a letter saying her mother was dead.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Millisi Wells asked police to check on her mother, Debra Jean Place. She said she’d received a letter from her mother’s partner saying Place was dead and he would be soon.

An officer went to the home and found Place’s decomposed body on the floor of the mobile home’s living room. An incident report says Wells had tried to reach her mother’s partner but couldn’t make contact with him. Police pinged his cellphone and located him. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

No further details were immediately available.