A years-old mummified body has been found in a cottage bathtub beneath layers of wood, plastic, dirt and sand, Phoenix police said.
The owners of several cottages said they grew suspicious after the renter stopped sending monthly checks, officers said.
The story goes on to say the owners had rented the home in 1995 and received regular rent checks until the summer of 2007. They briefly visited the property last summer and felt the unit was abandoned.
Makes one wonder why they waited until now to go inside…
When they did, they found trash piled to the ceiling and a bathtub filled with dirt. Buried in the tub were the mummified remains of a human body that police believe has been dead for “a number of years”.
Landlord lesson: Regular rent checks or not, you may want to inspect your property more than every 12 years or so.
[tags]Landlord lessons, bodies in a bathtub[/tags]