Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Really recent archaeology Tenants cleaning out abandoned AZ apartment find partially mummified body in bathtub
A partially mummified body was found in a bathtub filled with dirt in an apartment that was stacked to the ceiling with garbage and human waste.

Owners of the small, standalone unit thought it had been abandoned in August, when rent stopped being paid, Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter said Monday.

Tranter said the owners didn't decide to do anything about the filthy apartment until last week, when they paid other tenants in the complex to clean it out.

Soon to be an episode of CSI. . . .

UPDATE: More corpse news:

S.F. police took a week to find corpse in van

Man lived with corpse for years

I'm kinda suspicious about the second one. After 5 years it started to smell? It would have either decomposed or mummified by that time, I should think.