Woman's body in home may have been there for years
PONTIAC, Mich. (NBC) -
A woman's body has been found in the back seat of a car parked in the garage of a Pontiac, Michigan home, and investigators believe she has been there for several years.
The Oakland County sheriff's office says an employee of a property management company stumbled upon the body in the rear seat of a vehicle while doing a walk-through Wednesday at the house.
An autopsy was performed Thursday and found no trauma to the body. A cause of death has yet to be determined. The body is believed to be that of a 49-year-old woman whose last known address was at the home, which is foreclosed.
Neighbors say they have not seen the woman in years. They thought she had moved a while ago.
Strangely enough, the unidentified deceased woman had money and used modern technology, which is how Undersheriff Mike McCabe believes her disappearance went unnoticed for so long.
"All of her bills were paid by electronic automatic deduction from a local bank," said McCabe. "So, her electricity was being paid, her gas was being paid, her cable TV was being paid, her house payment was being paid. At one point in time she had $54,000 in the account."
The Undersheriff believes she was self-employed and had family out east who no one has been able to contact.
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