Mummified Body Found in Front of TV
Potsdam, Germany (AP)--The mummified body of a man sitting in a chair in front of his
TV set was found in an east German town, police said Friday. He apparently had died more
than four years ago.
No one reported the 51-year-old man missing. He apparently had no relatives and lived in
an attic apartment of an otherwise unoccupied house in Brandenburg an der Havel, police
Police said the body was found June 17 when a real estate dealer went to inspect the house
for someone who inherited it.
An investigation showed the man was unemployed so he would not have been missed at work.
Police said an autopsy showed he died of natural causes.
The owner of the house declared it empty in 1994 after getting no response on several
warnings to pay the rent, police said. Electricity also was cut off then because the bills
hadn't been paid, but apparently no one had bothered to check the apartment.