BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – September 13, 2022 – A woman was arrested for burglarizing a house and while police were on scene investigating, a mummified deceased body was located in the bathtub.
On Saturday, September 10 at about 3:30 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Palm Avenue for a possible burglary in progress. The neighbors reported they had not seen their neighbor in about a year and had assumed she moved away.
Christine Lee Walters, 65, was found inside the residence rummaging through property. There were pry marks on the door indicating forced entry into the home. Police learned that Walters had also been to the residence on September 8 and removed purses, bags and clothing of the victim to attempt to sell online.
While police were on scene, they found a deceased person in the bathtub. The deceased body was in a mummified state and is believed to be the homeowner. It is unknown how long the body had been in the house.
Christine Walters was booked on two counts of burglary into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
Detectives then served a search warrant into Walters’ residence and in her vehicle and located more items belonging to the victim, including her birth certificate, IRS paperwork, driver’s license, and credit cards. Police also found drug paraphernalia items and a useable amount of methamphetamine.
Detectives have requested additional charges on Walters for theft of a credit cards, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.