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Woman sat dead in front of TV for 42 years

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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Woman sat dead in front of TV for 42 years

THE remains of a woman have been found sitting in front of her TV - 42 years after she was reported missing.

THE remains of a woman have been found sitting in front of her TV - 42 years after she was reported missing.

Hedviga Golik, who was born in 1924, had apparently made herself a cup of tea before sitting in her favourite armchair in front of her black and white television.

Croatian police said she was last seen by neighbours in 1966, when she would have been 42 years old.

Her neighbours thought she had moved out of her flat in the capital, Zagreb.

But she was found by police and bailiffs who had broken in to help the authorities establish who owned the flat.

A police spokesman said: "So far, we have no idea how it is possible that someone officially reported missing so long ago was not found before in the same apartment she used to live in.

"When officers went there, they said it was like stepping into a place frozen in time.

"The cup she had been drinking tea from was still on a table next to the chair she had been sitting in and the house was full of things no one had seen for decades. Nothing had been disturbed for decades, even though there were more than a few cobwebs in there."

Neighbours were shocked by the discovery.

Jadranka Markic was nine when Hedviga "vanished".

She said: "I still remember her. She was a quiet woman who kept herself to herself but was polite. We all thought that she had just moved out and gone to live with relatives."


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punky3175
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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How is this even possible?!?!? She was reported missing...did no one look for her?
Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:54 PM


Quoting punky3175:

How is this even possible?!?!? She was reported missing...did no one look for her?

I guess not.. and I am wondering why no one complained about the smell a few weeks later. 

sillytime
by Bronze Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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Are you sure this wasn't in Florida? That's crazy!!
momtimesx4
by Gold Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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Would love to have seen photos of the place as it was frozen in time

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM

 This is bizzare! There was no smell? No one tried to open her apartment looking for her? What about her bills? And she had no relatives or friends?

stormcris
by Christy on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Do they not collect property tax there? It would seem someone would have inquired after that flat.

rfurlongg
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM
That is very, very, odd. No one smelled her decomposing body? Who reported her missing and why did they not check her apt first? Something is a miss...
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AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

OMG! So weird! I can't believe that actually happened!

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM

 WOW....how sad ...didn't her family go to her home to at least look through her things if she was reported missing???

rgba
by Bronze Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Wtf???
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