HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has told authorities that he lived with the body of his elderly mother since her death around Thanksgiving.

Harris County sheriff's deputies on Thursday night located the woman's body after another relative learned of the death and contacted law officers.

Authorities didn't immediately release names of the woman, who's believed to be in her 80s, and her 56-year-old son. He was also located at the home.

Investigators are trying to determine when and how the woman died. An autopsy was ordered.

Sheriff's officials did not immediately return a message Friday.