Dead is 91-year-old Curt Willi Jarant. Arrested are 66-year-old Gitta Jarant, his widow, and 41-year-old Anke Anusic, his stepdaughter. All three are German nationals. However, the two women live in the U.K. The women were released on bail until June 1st.
The two women had put Jarant into a wheelchair and put sunglasses on him, and were trying check in for a flight to Berlin on Saturday, April 3rd. EasyJet workers became suspicious, and discovered the man to be deceased.
Authorities have charged the two women with "failing to give notification of death."
"Weekend at Bernie's" was a 1989 movie starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman. The premise, more or less, of the comedy is that the two pretend their boss is still alive during a weekend at his beach house, while a hitman continues to try to finish off Bernie.