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March 15th, 2007 at 10:29 am

Sadly, our area made CNN Headline News yesterday. We'd heard the story on the local news channels, but never dreamed it would go national. It happened in a neighboring town. Eighteen months after Hurricane Rita, a potential home buyer checking out a damaged house and yard found a man who had died after the storm and had been there the whole time. His neighbors thought he had evacuated and never returned. That happened a lot. His family was estranged, and even though they lived nearby, they didn't know he was there. I can't say anything about them because I don't know if he was dangerous to them. It was just too eerie. He was only in his 50s. After all the people helping each other during that thing, it's sad someone fell through the radar. On the financial front, I was curious how eighteen months of nonpaid bills or mortgages or rent or whatever went unnoticed? I guess the companies just turned everything off since the house looked damaged and unoccupied.

7 Responses to “CNN”

  1. littlemama Says:

    That is so sad.

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    In NYC they just found a lady's bones in her living room. She was not seen for four years. Her house went into foreclosure and a cleaning crew entered the house and made the grisly discovery. Three weeks prior to that mummified remains were found in an easy chair in another persons house and the Tv had been left running for four years! I don't know how the bills get paid but these folks fell through the cracks as well.

    I think being nobody to anybody is one of the worst things in life!

  3. littlemama Says:

    Jan, I believe we are almost neighbors! You live near Be......? I live about 45 mins. from there. Wow, small world!

  4. JanH Says:

    Yep, littlemama, in one of the many little bitty towns. Howdy, neighbor!

  5. baselle Says:

    That's the reason that while I'm sad that my dad died, in a weird way he couldn't have planned it better. He was living alone out on the farm, when the night before he died my cousin called - he was in the area on business, and could he (cousin) take dad out for breakfast? Of course.

    So dad died peacefully, in his sleep, with thoughts of the future and someone found him hours later.

  6. Amber Says:

    I heard about this story if it is the same one about 2-3 weeks ago, this is so sad. You know Iknow some one who losted their house that person did not pay a mortgage for 13 months

  7. Elly Says:


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