REDFORD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A man who police say lived for several months in a Detroit-area trailer home with a woman’s corpse has been sentenced to probation in the case.

Dennis McCauley was arrested last April at his home in Long’s Mobile Home Court in Redford Township, west of Detroit.

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A court officer was at McCauley’s home serving an eviction notice when he stumbled upon the body of 72-year-old Ann Marquis sitting on a sofa. Sgt. Kevin Crittenden said “the corpse had obviously been deceased for some time and was partially dried out.” Autopsy results indicate Marquis died of natural causes, likely in Nov. 2012.

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McCauley faced a number of charges, including mutilation of a corpse, larceny, uttering and publishing, identity theft and concealing a person’s death.

The 64-year-old pleaded no contest last month to uttering and publishing, and mutilation of a corpse. The other charges were dismissed, and McCauley was spared jail time in favor of a punishment consisting of probation and community service.

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