Illinois Woman Dies After Being Pinned Under Dead Husband for Days

A Marion woman found last month pinned under her husband's body inside their Marion home has died.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion says 83-year-old Blanche Roberts died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Herrin.

A newspaper carrier checking the couple's well-being found Roberts on April 27th. She was trapped by Fred Roberts' body inside their rural home.

Williamson County's coroner says he believes 77-year-old Fred Roberts died of a heart attack four days earlier after mowing the lawn. He fell onto his wife, pinning one of her legs. She was unable to wriggle free.

The funeral home says there will be a joint service for the couple. Arrangements are pending.