Buyer Beware – Potential Homebuyer Discovers Body in Garage

After mummified remains were found in the garage of an occupied home, Detroit police opened an investigation last week when the finding was reported.


On Thursday a would-be homebuyer made the dreadful discovery.

In the backseat of a dust-covered Plymouth, at least 25 or 26-years-old, the body was found.

Apparently, the body had been there for many years. It was beyond the decomposition stage.

The house had been rented to a family that never used the detached garage.

“Basically don’t go in the garage, don’t put anything in the garage,” a police spokesman said the property owner told the family.

He also said investigators would be contacting the property owner.

It’s vague to police, at this point, who the dead person is and when or how he or she died.

Somehow, I don’t see myself renting a property if I was told, “Don’t go in the garage.”

It sounds creepy to me.

An autopsy will be performed this week. There could be answers when the he examination will include a Michigan University anthropologist.

The police want to interview the property owner and to retrieve records that would show who lived in the house in the past and who the car was registered to.

Not that anyone wanted it, the car was seized as evidence by police authorities.


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