Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mummy found

In New York.

But of fairly recent vintage:
Police called to a Long Island man's house discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

The 70-year-old Hampton Bays, New York, resident, identified as Vincenzo Ricardo, appeared to have died of natural causes. Police said on Saturday his body was discovered on Thursday when they went to the house to investigate a report of a burst water pipe.

"You could see his face. He still had hair on his head," Newsday quoted morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus as saying.

And there's video! Not of the stiff though. Apparently his house had a rather low humidity. Probably would have had to have died in winter sometime, else one would presume even the house atmosphere would have not been able to dessicate the body. But, who knows. And, as FFT (hat tip) notes, why was a blind guy sitting in front of a turned-on TV?