I am sad and shocked when I read a news today about one old lady who died for 6 years in her flat and nobody noticed her disappearance. Her flat has to be put on auctions because of her failure to pay for the residence. She was found by the new owner of the flat. That’s an obvious reason of her failure of not paying. Her family? Maybe she just **blink!** into this world like what the genie in a bottle do. Keyword for today, ‘Love your family’.
Spanish Home-Buyer Finds Mummified Body
By DANIEL WOOLLS
Associated Press Writer
May 15, 2007, 5:35 PM EDT
MADRID, Spain — A man making his first visit to a home he bought in a foreclosure auction found the former owner’s mummified body sitting on the living room couch, police said Tuesday.
Coroners estimate the woman’s remains had been there since 2001, when she stopped making payments on the residence in the coastal town of Roses in Spain’s northeast Catalonia region.
The body mummified instead of rotting partly because of the salty seaside air in Roses, a Catalan regional police official said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.The woman, in her mid-50s, was estranged from her children in Madrid, and no one had reported her missing. She was not identified by officials.
Police said her death also went undetected because her ground-level apartment is in an area of vacation homes with a high turnover of travelers.
Roses Mayor Carles Paramo told the newspaper El Mundo it was normal that no one missed the woman because in housing developments like this one “people are not minding other people’s business.”
But authorities were surprised that bank officials who sold the residence after the foreclosure never bothered to examine it, the police official said.
Buyer Jordi Giro acquired the home last week. He visited it Saturday because a fire in the same building had forced the evacuation of some residents and he wanted to check for damage.