Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:30 PM
DonRedwood (4,056 posts)
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.
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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Skeleton of French man found in bed after 15 years (Original post)
|Egalitarian Thug||Oct 2012||#8|
Response to DonRedwood (Original post)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:18 PM
Freddie (2,428 posts)
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.
Response to Freddie (Reply #10)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 PM
riderinthestorm (19,467 posts)
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....