“Pass me the frozen peas from the freezer, honey, they’re right next to grandma!” is something that you can only hear in a particular set of circumstances.
Until May of 2020, one of those circumstances was living in a specific house in the small town of York Haven, Pennsylvania, home to sixty-one-year-old Cynthia Carolyn Black and her family.
Less than a year ago, the York County police raided the house on account of an anonymous tip that they had received over a year prior, in 2019, and found the mortal remains of Glenora Reckford Delahay, who was ninety-seven at the moment of her death, wholly frozen inside the freezer.
Hop along as we review ten facts about this crazy story, who hasn’t yet gone cold since the press began reporting it last year, and who will keep interesting crime and refrigeration enthusiasts alike for many years to come.
10 Dead At 97
Little is known of Glenora Reckford Delahay, except that she lived in the tiny town of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, where her children and grandchildren lived.
One of those was Cynthia Carolyn Black, who was taking care of her and living in her home with her husband, and who found her dead inside her home at some point in the year 2004.
According to her explanations to the police, Cynthia Black did not like taking care of old Glenora.
So, after her death, she saw a golden opportunity to have her payback for all that Cynthia felt she was owed.
9 Financial Troubles
At that time and afterward, Cynthia Black and her husband Glenn Black were having severe economic troubles, especially after Glenn had to remain more or less confined to the first floor of the house on account of what he would later describe as ‘medical issues.’
This meant that he also had difficulty working (there is no evidence that Cynthia was working at the time either).
So the couple was seriously in danger of being reduced to poverty without the economic support of Cynthia’s grandmother.