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Mummified Body Found Inside Vehicle Parked In Garage At Foreclosed Home (Michigan)
CBS Detroit ^ | 3-6-14 | unattributed

Posted on 03/06/2014 2:36:53 PM PST by dynachrome

Police say a body found inside a vehicle at a foreclosed home in metro Detroit might have been rotting there for several years.

A woman’s body “in a mummified state” was discovered in the back seat of a Jeep Liberty, parked in the attached garage of a home in the 1600 block of Savanna, near Walton Boulevard and Silver Lake Road in Pontiac, according to police.

A contractor made the discovery just after 6 p.m. Wednesday while working at the home, which is going through foreclosure.

Police said the license plate on the woman’s vehicle expired in 2008, which could very well be the last time she was seen alive.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: body; leftbehind; michigan; pontiac
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Wonder who kept up the mortgage payments or does it take 6 years to foreclose in the Detroit area?
1 posted on 03/06/2014 2:36:53 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Body found in the back seat, I'm thinking murder or suicide.

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2 posted on 03/06/2014 2:38:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Kinda sad that no one went looking for her.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 2:39:40 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Says Metro Detroit and Pontiac. Must be a mobile home.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 2:40:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dynachrome
The forensics must be wrong, she voted DemoRat in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
5 posted on 03/06/2014 2:41:54 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dynachrome
the electricity was still on in the house

Would they keep the power on for six years without payment?

6 posted on 03/06/2014 2:42:12 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Automatic payments on the utilities and mortgage?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 2:44:00 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: Izzy Dunne

I smell a rat.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 2:44:04 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Izzy Dunne

I smell a rat.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 2:44:04 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Izzy Dunne

the electricity was still on in the house

Would they keep the power on for six years without payment?


Automatic Payment from account funded by Social Security direct deposits?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 2:46:05 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: dynachrome

Why foreclose, it probably won’t be sold anyway.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: dynachrome

I bet he’s been voting.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:47 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Progov

A very dead Rat, too.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 2:48:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Cornac the Magnificent says:"Who will surely vote in the 2014 and 2016 elections?"
14 posted on 03/06/2014 2:49:33 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dynachrome

Yep, one of the saddest things in the world is to die and no one misses you.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 2:50:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: dynachrome

Perhaps the mortgage may have been paid and it was foreclosed for non-payment of taxes. Even banks are quicker and more agile that city government.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 2:51:33 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: dynachrome

Bill Clinton is interested in a date.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 2:54:40 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cripplecreek
Says Metro Detroit and Pontiac. Must be a mobile home.

Actually the video shows a nice middle class neighborhood as well as the house.........

Very strange tho.......

18 posted on 03/06/2014 2:54:49 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: dynachrome

Maybe they knew where she was and just didn’t want others looking for her !


19 posted on 03/06/2014 2:59:09 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Looks to be north of Pontiac between Waterford Township and Lake Angelus. It sure ain’t the hood.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 2:59:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Missouri gal

Auto social security check


21 posted on 03/06/2014 3:00:21 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: dynachrome

http://youtu.be/lj3yQPnPmrg


22 posted on 03/06/2014 3:01:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: dynachrome

I wonder if the ignition was on and the fuel tank empty. Suicide?


23 posted on 03/06/2014 3:01:46 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: chaosagent
Automatic Payment from account funded by Social Security direct deposits?

Yes and no......subsequent local reports are that she was in her late 40's and an employee of an auto company.........

My purely speculative guess is that she went into the garage, started the car, made herself comfortable in the back seat and committed suicide via carbon monoxide.........That's what I would do if I wanted to end my life.

That could very well be determined if the cops inspected the gas tank of the vehicle and found it to be empty.....Although that would not be a definitive cause since the car sat idle for 5 years.........

And that's my 2 cents worth.......

24 posted on 03/06/2014 3:07:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

No one wants to take possession of a foreclosure in Detroit, that’s the buried lead.

Thanks cc and dynachrome.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 3:11:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yeah, I saw that in article after I posted. I agree about the suicide idea. That’s what I told my wife.

Guess she could have had enough money in her account to pay the electric bills for 6 years.

But why didn’t any one from work report her missing?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 3:23:40 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
My purely speculative guess is that she went into the garage, started the car, made herself comfortable in the back seat and committed suicide via carbon monoxide

Modern cars produce very little CO. It's a really unreliable way to kill yourself.

Much more effective to run a lawnmower in the garage.

27 posted on 03/06/2014 3:33:21 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: chaosagent
But why didn’t any one from work report her missing?

To who? There's been no family members that have reported her missing.............

As a side note, I worked in HR for my manufacturing plant in Detroit and can recall many employees who just stopped coming to work........We terminated them and just moved on and replaced them.

As a side note, I distinctly remember a black management trainee back in the late 70's who was from someplace in S. Africa and had tribal scars on both his cheeks.......One day he was at work and the next he was gone, never to be heard from again. While I can't prove it, I suspected he was called home to Africa to deal with whatever problems were occuring in his home town.......

28 posted on 03/06/2014 3:33:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Sherman Logan
Modern cars produce very little CO. It's a really unreliable way to kill yourself.

Any car, modern or not, will kill you if you sit in your garage with the engine running long enough.....I lost an uncle via that method.

29 posted on 03/06/2014 3:35:54 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Navy Patriot

You forgot that already cast absentee ballot for 14.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 3:39:42 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: dynachrome

6 years??? I wonder why no one looked for a missing person.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 3:41:10 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: muir_redwoods

That was my thought as well.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 3:45:37 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
These are fairly new free standing houses. many have had large decks or patios added. From overhead all look well tended except on house at the corner with Marshbank.
33 posted on 03/06/2014 3:49:30 PM PST by robowombat
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To: VRWCarea51

I stand reminded.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 3:51:17 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chaosagent
But why didn’t any one from work report her missing?

Perhaps she lost her job; that might support the suicide theory.

35 posted on 03/06/2014 3:53:51 PM PST by MissNomer
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To: Hot Tabasco

What about her mail? Were they just throwing it in a slot in the door? 6 years is a lot of junk mail.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 3:57:08 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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What about her mail? Were they just throwing it in a slot in the door?

I don't know, you tell me.........

37 posted on 03/06/2014 4:00:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: dynachrome

I guess her employer thought she just quit? Perhaps they had let her go and she then committed suicide. Shame.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:54 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: dynachrome

Who the hell kept the electricity going? And isn’t odd that the home goes into foreclosure but nobody checked it out for six years until they send a contractor in? Also lovely neighbors huh? Okay so she would be gone for weeks at a time but six years didn’t seem odd and assumed she moved though no one ever saw a moving van? God save me from neighbors like this.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:20 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dynachrome

“...does it take 6 years to foreclose in the Detroit area?”

It certainly does in NJ.

Besides with some of these properties nearly worthless the banks are in no hurry to take active control of them.

Creepy story, I feel bad for the dead woman and very bad for the guy who found her.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 4:25:06 PM PST by jocon307
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“...local reports are that she was in her late 40’s and an employee of an auto company...”

And they never missed her from work?


41 posted on 03/06/2014 4:26:47 PM PST by jocon307
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Six winters and no frozen pipes or other plumbing issues? No failures in the heating system? No curious neighbors? Went through the foreclosure process and no one tried to contact the owner? A lot of things had to keep chugging right along without interruption.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 4:30:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: cripplecreek

From google earth it looks like a nice single family home that was fairly new (no mature trees in the development).

42.40.52.80 North by 83.19.20.27 West


43 posted on 03/06/2014 4:46:58 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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Yeah I don’t know why they call it metro Detroit. Its northwest of Pontiac in what looks to be a middle to upper middle class neighborhood.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 4:51:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mastador1
Local news/law enforcement says all bills on auto-pay, had 54 G's in the bank.

What about(fed/state/local)taxes? Also snow has piled up this year(foot+), newer sub(association?)no one inquired/complained?

Strange.

45 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:30 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: chaosagent

Automatic Payment from account funded by Social Security direct deposits?

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Says she was 49, so not old enough to receive SS.


46 posted on 03/06/2014 5:11:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

How about her mail? Didn’t postal worker notice pile up of mail in her mailbox?

Just strange I suspect fowl play....


47 posted on 03/06/2014 5:16:39 PM PST by Engedi
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To: chaosagent

But why didn’t any one from work report her missing?

***
Yeah, good question.

Maybe she had gotten sacked the day she decided to end it all.

So very sad that there was nobody who even knew she was missing.

There was a story posted on FR about 2 years ago, I suppose. Some contractor went to a house to do work on it for the new owner and found what was believed to be the remains of the former owner in a closet. Can’t remember the details, but I think that there was nothing left but the woman’s skeleton and her cane. I would think that the new owner was not living in the house. Perhaps he did not intend to and was just going to flip it.

That story haunted me for a while, and I tried a search about a year later to see if any more information had been published about it. So sad.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 5:19:14 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: dynachrome
Kinda sad that no one went looking for her.

It's Detroit...

49 posted on 03/06/2014 6:45:03 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: Hot Tabasco
It can be done. It's just a lot less reliable than it used to be. As I said.

Until the invention of catalytic converters, suicide has been committed by inhaling the exhaust fumes of a running car engine, particularly in an enclosed space such as a garage.[134][135] Before 1975, motor car exhaust contained 4–10% carbon monoxide, but newer cars have catalytic converters that eliminate over 99% of the carbon monoxide produced.[136] However, even cars with catalytic converters can produce substantial amounts of carbon monoxide if an idling car is left in an enclosed space such as a closed garage.[137] As carbon monoxide poisoning via car exhaust has become less of a suicide option, there has been an increase in new methods of carbon monoxide poisoning such as burning charcoal,[138] or fossil fuels, or by combining formic acid and sulfuric acid, within a confined space.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide_poisoning#Suicide

OTOH, it's remarkably easy to kill yourself accidentally with CO. Studies showed that a two-car garage, both large doors and a window on the other side open, with reach IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health) concentrations in about 10 minutes. This if from operation of a 5 hp compressor.

When they say "well-ventilated," they mean well-ventilated.

50 posted on 03/06/2014 7:21:03 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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