Woman's body in 'mummified state' found at foreclosed home in metro Detroit

Body was found in the back seat of a Jeep Liberty that was parked in the garage.
By Evan Bleier  |  March 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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PONTIAC, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- A contractor who was working at a foreclosed home in metro Detroit found something in the garage that most people wouldn't expect to find outside a pyramid in Egypt.

After looking in the back seat of Jeep Liberty parked inside the garage, the contractor discovered a woman’s body “in a mummified state.” The woman’s estimated age is 49 years old.

According to police, the license plate on the vehicle expired in 2008 and that could have been the last time she was alive. An autopsy performed on Thursday morning didn’t reveal any signs of trauma and her cause of death has yet to be determined.

The heat at the house isn’t working, but it is covered in a large amount what is thought to be black mold.

The woman’s neighbors said that she was a German immigrant who kept to herself and traveled for weeks at a time for work. After not seeing her for six years, many of them just assumed she no longer lived at the home.


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