A woman's dead body lies in her apartment for 35years before being found.
May 16, 2008 10:01pm CST
I read at cnn europe's site this morning about a woman who have died for the last 35years and was just found recently in her apartment. This for me is a serious scenario to our world today. This shows the lack of bond of people now-a-days. We forget relationships with our brothers and sisters. It's sad that a person could expire and yet no one could seem to notice they were gone. Truly, technology, fast-paced lives, more money and destractions certainly takes its toll for humanity. Attached is the news according to CNN: ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Governments have changed. War erupted and ended. Neighbors had children, and then grandchildren. But Hedviga Golik never left her tiny apartment in Croatia's capital -- until her mummified body was carried out this week, 35 years after she died. Police said Friday that no one ever reported Golik missing and no one has come to claim her body. Residents of her loft building in downtown Zagreb had broken into Golik's flat after deciding that the apartment should belong to them, and not to her. Startled by the remains in bed, they called police. Forensics experts said Golik likely died in 1973, about the time a neighbor last saw her. Expert Davor Strinovic said she seemed to have died of natural causes, but "it's almost impossible to say for certain" after so much time. Some of Golik's neighbors claimed she had talked about going abroad. Experts said her windows had been open, likely diminishing the smell. It remained unclear who -- if anyone -- was paying her bills and who exactly owned the apartment. In the 1970s, when Golik died, apartments were state-owned. Neighbors now argue the apartment should be divided among the remaining tenants. The discovery of Golik's body on Tuesday prompted media debates on how it is possible for a woman to die so long ago without anyone noticing. One local journalist said it showed people were becoming more alienated."My dear neighbors! Please keep on being curious and a bit tiresome, as you have been so far," Merita Arslani wrote in the Jutarnji list daily.
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17 May 08
i find this news disturbing.....how can someone die for more than 3 decades and no one notices....that is just horrible...and the people who are responsible for collecting bills and checking the apartment....how can they not notice??? this just shows that we are not concern with our neighbors anymore.... we are so consumed with our own lives that we did not even bother to notice the people around us.... there may be reasons why but still it doesn't justify the apathy that we show...