Patti's Comments: This is such a sad, sad story. If there are elderly folks in your neighborhood, check on them every now and then.
From Freep.com: (click for entire article)
Detroit authorities made a gruesome discovery Wednesday north of Hamtramck. The partially mummified body of a woman was found lying on the kitchen floor about 9:30 p.m. in the 18000 block of Buffalo Street, Detroit Police said. The woman's sister was in the home, and police believe she has been living in the house with the body for one to three years, the approximate time it takes for a body to decompose to that extent.