He Dug Her Out Of The GRAVE FOR WHAT? | Carl Tanzler
Real Life Corpse Bride - The Story of Carl Tanzler
He slept with a corpse... for 7 years...
Carl Tanzler, or sometimes Count Carl von Cosel, was a German-born radiology technologist at the Marine-Hospital Service in Key West, Florida. He developed an obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos' body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos' relatives and authorities in 1940.