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 52 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (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.