Cops responding to a nasty smell emanating from an apartment in Brooklyn yesterday discovered the rotting skeletal remains of a body that may have sat for up to a year before it was found. Police believe the corpse belonged to the tenant's 61-year-old mother.

The apartment, on 15th Avenue in Borough Park, was filled with garbage, and when cops entered, 28-year-old Chava Stirn "flipped out" and threatened to hurt herself, according to the New York Daily News.

Neighbors told police that Stirn's mother, Susie Rosenthal, had not been seen in a while, and the New York Post reports that both mother and daughter had histories of psychological problems.

Stirn was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and the city medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy on the body. No arrests have been made.

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