Corpse Found Hanging in Apartment After 8 Years
Mummified remains greet new owner in Paris
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2013 12:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The proud new owner of an apartment in Paris opened the door to find a crazy, grisly thing: the mummified remains of the previous owner, reports AFP. Authorities think the man hanged himself eight years earlier, but the body went undetected because he lived such an isolated life. The 40-year-old native of Cambodia had just lost his job and was struggling to pay the bills when he killed himself. The bank finally took repossession of the property and sold it at auction, apparently without bothering to inspect it first, reports the Independent. "The body was in perfect condition, as was the apartment," says a police official.

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Promontory
Nov 1, 2013 11:57 PM CDT
This never would have happened in the UK for the door would have been battered in by some officious prat demanding rent, rates, utilities, television license fees or some other form of extortion "almost" before the body was cold.
Ezekiel 25:17
Oct 29, 2013 5:19 PM CDT
Now can you see why I want to move to Europe. In the USA, it only takes between 3 to 6 months to effect an eviction. In Europe, its more like 6 to 8 years. They also have very liberal squatting rights over there. You can loose your apartment to squatters quite easily if you don't get moved in. You have to report them to management and then they have to find you another apartment and then it takes months to evict them. By that time, they have moved on to their next victim.
Ultraworld
Oct 27, 2013 4:56 PM CDT
That's really wierd