There are some risks that come with buying a house sight unseen. Probably the least likely of those risks is finding a dead body inside the house once you get there. Yet that”s exactly what happened to one Florida man.
In early November, William Wilson bought a foreclosed home at a real estate auction for $96,000. When he arrived to check out the house, he got the shock of a life time when he found a dead, decaying body on the floor of the master bedroom.
This is the house where Wilson found the body. The house had several years of back taxes, which caused the city to foreclose on the property earlier this year.
It turns out that the only reason that the taxes weren”t paid is because the owner died, and her body was still in the house.
When Wilson found the body, he said it was in an advanced state of decay. Police believe it could have been there for at least three or four years.
H/T: News Press
I can”t imagine how terrible the inside of that house must have smelled. According to police, they checked on the house twice in 2013, but saw no signs of activity. This lead them to believe it was vacant. They are currently investigating to find out what happened.