Skip to comments.Woman's auto-payments hid her death for six years
Posted on 03/07/2014 7:00:37 AM PST by Dallas59
For years, the payments went out of the woman's bank account.
Nobody batted an eyelid. Bills were paid. And life went on as normal in the quiet neighborhood of Pontiac, Michigan.
Neighbors didn't notice anything unusual. The woman traveled a lot, they said, and kept to herself. One of them mowed her grass to keep things looking tidy.
At some point, her bank account ran dry. The bills stopped being paid.
After its warnings went unanswered, the bank holding the mortgage foreclosed on the house, a common occurrence in a region hit hard by economic woes.
Still, nobody noticed what had happened inside the house. Nobody wondered out loud what had become of the owner.
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Life after death, I suppose.
She didn’t receive mail? The postman never thought it odd that mail hadn’t been pickup up in years?
What a city...
She didn’t receive mail? The postman never thought it odd that mail hadn’t been picked up up in years?
What a city...
That is one way of putting it. Sad that no one noticed they never saw her.
Shame that she had no one to really miss her.
If the reporter was really an enterprising sort - I know that is an absurd thought - they would check to see if she voted over the last six years.
The bank did.
Did the car still have gas in it? Do you supposed that she committed suicide?
I don’t suppose a postal worker or neighbor would have noticed mail piling up in the box, or the electricity being completely shut off, no shoveled driveway or walk, no footprints in the snow for an entire winter.
I realize there was rational behind nobody interfering. But did not one single neighbor have a cell phone number for her or a friend of hers?
This is sad.
If you do almost everything electronically and you don't want a pile of junk to toss you can ask the post office to put your mail on hold and they will not deliver to you any more.
They will hold on to regular mail for pick up but if you have very little to begin with it might go unnoticed.
Friends? Relatives? Co-workers?
A real-life Eleanor Rigby.
I remember a similar story from Germany. Guy had been dead in his armchair for three years, with the television rolling on and on in front of his corpse.
I don’t know what her mortgage or car payment were per month or how long the foreclosure proceedings took or whether or not anyone tried to reposes the automobile when payments stopped. But assuming she had enough money in her account with automatic withdrawals to cover 5 years, she must have been a fairly wealthy woman.
The Local story.
And no, its not Detroit. Its middle to upper middle class suburban northeast of Pontiac.
If she still has a lot of money left,she will have some new found ‘friends’ now.
Probably early voted.......................
Is it unusual for a house to go 6 years without being burglarized in Pontiac, Michigan? And furthermore, how do they know the place wasn't broken in to. It's not like the owner was going to report being robbed. And if a burglar found her body what's he going to do? Report it to the police?
It’s Michigan. Of COURSE she voted. And she voted democrat all the way.
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