When officers arrived at the home, they noticed a bad odor and packets of mothballs around the residence in the doorways and near a car in the driveway, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.
Paula Bergold showed up at the home and allowed officers inside, at first insisting her mother was not at home.
After searching the home, police discovered a chair covered in Borax, boxes of ammonia and bleach and an unopened bag of barn lime, the news station reported.
Bergold, who said she did not kill her mother, allegedly admitted to police that she had found Ruby Bergold’s body and placed it in a container in the basement in order to continue collecting her financial benefits.
Paula Bergold was jailed on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled for her next court appearance on Oct. 7.