How long before someone finds your BODY?

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    Mar 11, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Remember this in the news? A woman found three years after her death, still in her flat with the TV on. Great documentary on Netflix called "Dreams of a Life" about 38-yo Joyce Vincent.

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    Mar 11, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    If you live alone and were to pass away tonight at home, how long do you think it would take for someone to find you?
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    Mar 11, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIf you live alone and were to pass away tonight at home, how long do you think it would take for someone to find you?

    I don't live alone, but if I did, I'm not sure, since I'm retired and don't have employment or employees who might notice my absence. I pay the electricity monthly, not by automatic debit, so the power would soon be off, no "telly" going for 3 years. I wonder if the Postal Service would notify authorities about my uncollected mail.

    Living in a condo I would think the stench would attract attention. But the most likely scenario would be the cleaning lady would discover me, since she cleans weekly and has her own door key.
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    Mar 12, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    This is really sad. I find it hard to believe that anyone could disappear for three years without anyone noticing.

    If I lived alone, I think someone from my family would notice, but if it wasn't for them, then this could probablyhappen to me too.
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    Mar 12, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIf you live alone and were to pass away tonight at home, how long do you think it would take for someone to find you?


    Probably a few days, then my friends and professors would start bombarding me for attention; it would only be a matter of time before one came.

    Actually, since I don't leave alone, if I'm quiet in my room for more than an hour I get a knock on the door asking me if I'm still alive. This weekend for example, I had a cold and stayed in bed, people kept bugging me, waking me up, all day.....ugh, LEAVE ME ALONE!!! lol
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIf you live alone and were to pass away tonight at home, how long do you think it would take for someone to find you?
    Within 48 hours.

    First, everyone at work would wonder where I am. Next, one of the coworkers I'm close with would come knock on my door. He'd notify the boss that I'm unavailable, at which time my mother would be notified. She'd call the local police station to file a missing person report, and be told that she has to wait 48 hours.
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    Maybe 12 hours since I have overbearing parents and I work a lot so my co-workers would notice as well.
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    A few days to a week. All depends if the people I know who would check on me are outta town or not.
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Shit. That's depressing. Thank god I have people who will find my body... at least within a few weeks..
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    However long it takes for my dogs to get hungry after they finish off my carcass. Anything for the babies - I'm willing to take one for the team.
  • waccamatt

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    Mar 12, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    For me it would be late morning tomorrow and my co-workers would send out a search party.
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    Mar 12, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    There was a string of them in Oz a few years back, One woman in Melbourne was in her apt for 7 years, the guy in Perth was on a pension and was in his flat dead for about 15 years, very sad. But because he was on welfare all his bills were paid automatically and so was his rent.
    I guess for me it would be a day or so
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    Mar 12, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    yiboz saidThere was a string of them in Oz a few years back, One woman in Melbourne was in her apt for 7 years, the guy in Perth was on a pension and was in his flat dead for about 15 years, very sad. But because he was on welfare all his bills were paid automatically and so was his rent.
    I guess for me it would be a day or so
    it's all too sad to think about
  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 12, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    At the most a few hours. I am always going somewhere or doing something if I am not at one of my two jobs or playing volleyball.
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    Mar 12, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    blueyedItalian said
    yiboz saidThere was a string of them in Oz a few years back, One woman in Melbourne was in her apt for 7 years, the guy in Perth was on a pension and was in his flat dead for about 15 years, very sad. But because he was on welfare all his bills were paid automatically and so was his rent.
    I guess for me it would be a day or so
    it's all too sad to think about


    Yes it certainly is
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Mar 12, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    i live in a country whre people care for each other. and i prefer my parents having a say in my matters unlike americans coz it was their work that i have a life, and so they honestly will have expectations from me. seriously if you keep a dog you have some expectations from even him. so my bro and parents will know. and if i lived alone i m sure one of those god damned professors would come to my home to have my assignments, they are such pests