Mummy of Woman Who Died in '03 Found in Front of TV
Category: Elder Law, Miscellaneous Musings
This story definitely falls into the category of strange but true:
Woman Who Died in '03 Left in Front of TV - Yahoo! News: "The mummified body of a woman who didn't want to be buried was found in a chair in front of her television set 2 1/2 years after her death, authorities said. "
The story goes on the say that the elderly woman instructed her caregiver to allow her body to stay at home, and the caregiver was merely acquiescing to the request, so this isn't necessarily shades of the movie Psycho.
The tale does make you think about the plight of the homebound elderly, as this could easily have been a news item about neglect instead of adhering to a person's wishes (unusual though they may be).