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Mrs. Crouch was a short, wispy witch who had to suffer the terrible and sad experience of watching her husband renounce their son Barty and condemn him to life in Azkaban for his activities as a Death Eater, including participation in the torture of Aurors Alice and Frank Longbottom. She was ill and dying at the time, but she attended her son's trial, where she sat sobbing. After the sentence was passed, she collapsed in shock and grief of what had happened.
In the last few weeks of her life, Mrs. Crouch convinced her husband to allow her to trade places with her son in the wizard prison during their deathbed visit of their son that was permitted due to her husband's high status in the Ministry. Both mother and son drank Polyjuice Potion to take each other's appearance, and she went to Azkaban while Barty Jr. went to live in hiding with the help of their House-elf Winky. Mrs. Crouch died shortly thereafter in Azkaban, and was buried by the Dementors outside the walls under her son's name and appearance.
Since Barty Sr. couldn't have retrieved his wife's body from Azkaban without exposing what they had done, he held a quiet, private funeral for her, with an empty grave.
Behind the scenes
- Mrs. Crouch and the role she played in her son's escape from Azkaban was omitted from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Appears in flashback(s))