A Florida man recently bought a foreclosed house through an auction but got surprised to see a dead body inside.
William Wilson, a resident from Cape Coral, Florida, purchased through an auction a foreclosed light pink house at SE 19th Lane last Tuesday, November 4, for $96,000.
When he was inspecting the property last Wednesday, November 5, he was shocked to see a dead body of a woman in the master bedroom, presumed to be the previous owner who has been missing since November 2011.
“The inside was a mess,” Wilson told the News-Press. “It looked like (someone) was packing to move. There were a lot of boxes, some pictures of children on the fridge.”
“You couldn’t tell who it was,” he added. “You couldn’t tell if it was a male or a female … it’s disappointing and a sad thing that nobody cared enough to check.”
According to the News-Press report, the corpse was found at the floor of the master bedroom next to the bed.
Once reported, the police arrived and cordoned the property.
Neighbors claim that two sisters used to live in that property but they haven’t seen them for quite some time. Furthermore, it was discovered that the most recent piece of mail was from November 2011 and that there was three years of unpaid property taxes.
“It’s disappointing and a sad thing that nobody cared enough to check,” Wilson said.
This isn’t the first time such an incident took place. Just last March, a body of a woman was also discovered by a contractor at the garage of a foreclosed Michigan home. Another grim incident also took place in 2012 when workers discovered a man’s body in a home in Milwaukee County.
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