A Malta man is accused of murdering his wife then living with the body for several days.

Kathleen Wilkinson had not been seen for days when Saratoga County Sheriffs visited the home she shared with her husband. Upon arriving Charles Wilkinson allowed deputies in to the home. What they found next was disturbing.

Deputies found Kathleen's body in her bedroom dead. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Charles had murdered her in the midst of a domestic dispute. He then proceeded to live in the house for the remainder of the weekend with the body until police had arrived.

Charles has been charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree. He is being held without bail at the Saratoga County Jail.

As for the cause of Kathleen's death; that might be revealed in a autopsy that was scheduled for Monday.