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Monday, January 09, 2006

Death by clutter

Woman Suffocates Under Piles Of Clutter In Home

A woman in Shelton, Wash., who was reported missing by her husband, was found dead under piles of clutter in their home, where she suffocated to death, according to police.

Shelton Police Chief Terry Davenport said the home was so cluttered that police officers' heads touched the ceiling as they climbed over the clutter.

Authorities found the body of 62-year-old Marie Rose buried under clothes after 10 hours of searching. She reportedly suffered from a condition known as hoarding.

Rose's husband believes she fell while looking for the phone in the house this week and suffocated. There were so many piles of items that the man did not realize she was dead in the home.

Shelton Police Chief Terry Davenport said the home was so cluttered that police officers' heads touched the ceiling as they climbed over the clutter.

And the home was so cluttered that police didn't see the woman until their second search of the home.

"This is without a doubt the most cluttered residence I've ever been to," Davenport told KIRO-TV.

It was estimated that several tons of debris remained piled up inside the house. More.


From Legacy Matters.


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5 Comments:

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Anthony said...

So, the saying, 'you don't own possessions, they own you' rings true in this case.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Empress Baggie said...

Dear Melinama,

Thank you for helping the Queen of The World accept the truth that she needs a bigger castle. A much bigger castle.

Very truly yours,
EB

 
At 4:37 AM, Anonymous Craig said...

One of my wife's dear friends is seriously at risk of succumbing in this manner. She's tried to seduce me twice and each time her scheme was foiled by the clutter in her house. Her front porch and the back seat of a rental car were not deemed suitable alternatives.

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger kenju said...

If I were her husband, I would have sought medical intervention for her. ICK!

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Badaunt said...

Suddenly the area around my desk is not just looking incredibly messy, it's looking DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS.

Help!

 

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