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If you died in your home, how long until someone would find you?


(weird I know). This morning I was thinking if it wasn't for my husband and children, if I died in my home it would probably be months before I was discovered. Then I got on Facebook and saw a story of a woman who died and wasn't found for a year even though her daughter lived in another apartment in the home on another story (floor) of the house. So realistically how long would it take for someone to find you, and are there things we can do so that there is a plan in place if we are not heard from in a certain amount of time?

 

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Caren White (OldRoses) says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    That is great that your boss would check on you. Certainly better than being left for a year.

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I read more on it. Daughter might have known the whole time and just not reported.

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Glad you won't be left for years!

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    At least your neighbor would care enough to check in on y'all.

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    If you didn't have them though are there people outside of your home that would check on you?

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Lol! Well at least the positive to the revolving door is someone to find your dead body!! Haha! Hopefully no time soon!

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Great point, but the alive me wants the dead me to be found before the rotting begins!! I'm sure, of course, the dead me won't mind stinking the place up.

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Very possible, but the story says the daughter continued to cash checks that came in the mail. So now it's looking like she was leaving her there to collect money.


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    Peeples 2 years ago

    This was actually my thought. If my husband and I both died at the same time (carbon monoxide or something) we have no one outside the home that would look for us.

    Bribery of the niece? Lol good back up plan!


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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Good to know you won't be left for a year!

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