Posts Tagged death by hoarding

Lost And Found

Hoarding is a horrible and debilitating disorder. Decades worth of trash can be stored in a home turning it into a dump. I’ve seen commercials for Hoarders which I believe is on the A&E channel but I have never watched it. I’ve seen enough nasty disgusting hazards watching Clean House. Between you and I, I still don’t know why I like that show. I know Niecy cracks me up but; never mind. I didn’t mean to go off topic.

In Seattle a woman went missing for four months. Her husband looked everywhere for her. The police searched the home twice and could not find her. They even used dogs to aid in the search. I’m sure the husband was initially a suspect.

Billie Jean James, a compulsive hoarder was finally found last Wednesday. She was found dead in her own home by her husband. He was mortified that not only had she died but that he had been living in the house with her corpse for so long.

She was under a pile of clothes, open food, newspapers and other junk. Can you imagine that twice the police dogs missed her rotting body? I can hear Dr. McCoy in the back of my mind, “My God Jim, I’m a doctor not a magician!” Not that that makes any sense to anyone but myself.

Tomorrow is the day! Cherlyn Cochrane is guest blogging on tomorrw. Her site, Over A Cup Of Coffee and her poetry is what initially drew me to her site. Cherlyn is my first guest blogger since Kari Cheng in June. Please make sure to come back to read her post tomorrow. Also visit her site now to see what it’s all about. It’s a great blog, especially if you like poetry.


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