The shocking news that a man was living with the body of his deceased mother for approximately 20 days in their home in Amaliada, a town in southwest Greece, is reminiscent of a Hollywood thriller.

According to initial reports published by the local news site Patrisnews, a strong odor emanating from an apartment located in the center of the town prompted neighbors to alert the police.

The cause of the woman’s death remains unknown at this time, while the circumstances under which the body was discovered inside the house are being investigated by law enforcement. According to reports, authorities have taken the deceased woman’s son into custody. No information was given on what, if any, charges have been filed so far.