Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Woman dies on her bed 6 months before anyone noticed

A 60-year-old woman was found dead in her bed five months before anyone even noticed her absence.  It wasn't until August 14 when a neighbor called the sheriff's office for someone to check on Gwendolyn Johnson.

Her neighbors hadn't noticed that her two vehicles went unmoved for two months or that an orange tag was posted to her front door in Kentucky signifying that her electricity had been cut off, according to the Bowling Green Daily News

Only when Johnson's mail piled up did someone call police to check on her. 

The Warren County Coroner's Office estimated that Johnson had been dead between five and six months. 

Her remains were found in her bed after a Warren County Sheriff's deputy called for help from a volunteer fire department to force entry into her locked home, the Daily News reported. 

But it's not uncommon for deaths like Johnson's to go unnoticed for days, weeks or months at a time. 

Source: Daily News 

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