Skip to comments.Mummified Body Found Inside Vehicle Parked In Garage At Foreclosed Home (Michigan)
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 womans 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 womans vehicle expired in 2008, which could very well be the last time she was seen alive.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Kinda sad that no one went looking for her.
Says Metro Detroit and Pontiac. Must be a mobile home.
Would they keep the power on for six years without payment?
Automatic payments on the utilities and mortgage?
I smell a rat.
I smell a rat.
the electricity was still on in the house
Would they keep the power on for six years without payment?
Why foreclose, it probably won’t be sold anyway.
I bet he’s been voting.
A very dead Rat, too.
Yep, one of the saddest things in the world is to die and no one misses you.
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.
Bill Clinton is interested in a date.
Actually the video shows a nice middle class neighborhood as well as the house.........
Very strange tho.......
Maybe they knew where she was and just didn’t want others looking for her !
Looks to be north of Pontiac between Waterford Township and Lake Angelus. It sure ain’t the hood.
Auto social security check
I wonder if the ignition was on and the fuel tank empty. Suicide?
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.......
No one wants to take possession of a foreclosure in Detroit, that’s the buried lead.
Thanks cc and dynachrome.
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?
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.
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.......
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.
You forgot that already cast absentee ballot for 14.
6 years??? I wonder why no one looked for a missing person.
That was my thought as well.
I stand reminded.
Perhaps she lost her job; that might support the suicide theory.
What about her mail? Were they just throwing it in a slot in the door? 6 years is a lot of junk mail.
I don't know, you tell me.........
I guess her employer thought she just quit? Perhaps they had let her go and she then committed suicide. Shame.
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.
“...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.
“...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?
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.
From google earth it looks like a nice single family home that was fairly new (no mature trees in the development).
22.214.171.124 North by 126.96.36.199 West
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.
What about(fed/state/local)taxes? Also snow has piled up this year(foot+), newer sub(association?)no one inquired/complained?
Automatic Payment from account funded by Social Security direct deposits?
Says she was 49, so not old enough to receive SS.
How about her mail? Didn’t postal worker notice pile up of mail in her mailbox?
Just strange I suspect fowl play....
But why didnt 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.
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. Before 1975, motor car exhaust contained 410% carbon monoxide, but newer cars have catalytic converters that eliminate over 99% of the carbon monoxide produced. 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. 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, or fossil fuels, or by combining formic acid and sulfuric acid, within a confined space.
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.