A Mexican woman said she thought her husband, dead for eight days in their bed, was just angry and not talking to her, local media reported Tuesday.

Margarita Sanchez Alvarez told police in the gulf coast state of Veracruz that she thought her husband was giving her the silent treatment, government news agency Notimex reported.Cayetano Sanchez Luna, 83, is believed to have died of alcohol poisoning early last week at the couple's home in the village of Tavictepan, about 150 miles east of Mexico City.

His body was found on a bed he and his wife shared, covered up to the neck with a sheet and beginning to decompose.