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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:30 PM

Skeleton of French man found in bed after 15 years

Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years.

The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives.

Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-france-skeleton-idUSBRE89I0YS20121019

Poor old guy. It makes me thankful that we have social workers for the elderly. Shout out to them, that's for sure.

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Reply Skeleton of French man found in bed after 15 years (Original post)
DonRedwood Oct 2012 OP
porphyrian Oct 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2012 #2
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #9
UTUSN Oct 2012 #3
Robb Oct 2012 #4
Iris Oct 2012 #11
NMDemDist2 Oct 2012 #13
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #5
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #6
Egalitarian Thug Oct 2012 #8
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2012 #7
Freddie Oct 2012 #10
riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #12

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. That's really sad. n/t

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. they have found people dead more than a year WITH THE TV STILL ON

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

9. ooooooh...that is just sad :0(

at least if it happened to me, MSNBC would have some good ratings.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. Well, O.K. n/t

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:32 PM

4. Eh. Died in bed, at home.

We could all do worse. RIP.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

11. I had the same thought.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 PM

13. +1 n/t

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:33 PM

5. Very sad

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:33 PM

6. I guess their mail carriers

Don't find it odd that so much mail laid around for so long.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:41 PM

8. No one in the world has a post office as good as ours. n/t

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:41 PM

7. Probably hiding, waiting for Mitt the missionary to go away.

Seriously, it is a sad story. RIP, old fella.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:18 PM

10. That (sort of) happened nearby a few years ago

Guy bought a condo, sight unseen, at a sheriff's sale due to unpaid property taxes. Opened the door to his new condo and found out why the taxes had not been paid.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

12. yeah, but 15 yrs?? I can't understand how nobody ever checked

Electric meters? Water meters? Property taxes?

Surely something would have tripped the system a decade (or more) ago that bills weren't being paid. Or that the usage of basic services wasn't happening....

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