WHAT does this say about modern life?
For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood.
Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said.
The woman has not yet been positively identified, but it is thought she is a person who stopped working in 2008 and had set up all of her bills to be paid automatically from her bank account.
She is also thought to have worked as a contractor in the financial department for a major automobile company.
A neighbour cut her lawn, her mail was sent to the post office and there was no family living nearby.
“Nobody came over there to check on the lady. It’s weird. And it’s actually scary,” a neighbour who wished to remain anonymous told the local TV station.