Eugene Pilouw said he thought his wife had left him when she went missing earlier this month, the Harlington Valley Morning Star reported.
Pilouw reportedly suffers from diabetes, which has damaged the nerves in his nose that allow him to smell. Pilouw said he called police after his daughter discovered the body July 15, the Star reported.
Pilouw said the storage room where the body was found was a room that was not used very often. Police said they think the body had been there for about three days.
"I thought she had run away from home again -- especially after I noticed an envelope with $250 was missing," Pilouw said. "It was to be used for the property tax."
Police said they were waiting for a toxicology report to determine whether foul play was involved.