Woman who lay dead for months 'was mummified'

There are 5 comments on the Peterborough Today story from Oct 6, 2010, titled Woman who lay dead for months 'was mummified'. In it, Peterborough Today reports that:

A woman had been lying dead in her flat in Bristol for so long her body had mummified, an inquest has heard.

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Danville, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2010
That's disgusting. Why didn't anyone alert the paramedics when she died? Or even the police?

“Keep Britain Pagan”

Since: Jun 08

London, UK

#2 Oct 7, 2010
Apparently, the authorities had been alerted by neighbours, but they refused to enter the property without the occupants permission.

I wonder why her family had not discovered her?
pat toms

Bo'ness, UK

#3 Oct 7, 2010
this is a sad story,and shows that if you do not have friends you are in trouble,anyway how come the authorities allowed mental patient to die like this?

Danville, CA

#4 Mar 8, 2011
I think neighbors to the left and right of the person should be able to gain access to the person's home to check their well being. Or call the person to see if he/she is okay.
I also think there should be some system where the person has an intercom type thing connected to emergency (999). And if he/she can't reach it, a necklace with a button that activates emergency (I forgot loved ones). It's sad nothing like that is already in place.


#5 Mar 9, 2011
That's no way to advertise an indoor greenhouse. Norman bates has a lot to answer for.

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