posted on Feb, 17 2007 @ 02:49 PM
A dead man was found sitting in front of his turned-on TV after authorities were notified about burst pipes in his home flooding the area. It is
thought that he was sitting on his couch dead in front of the TV for about a year before he was discovered. Due to the dry conditions in his home, his
body was mummified and very well preserved.
HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — Vincenzo 'Vinnie' Ricardo was the proverbial tree that fell in the forest: No one knew.
From what police in Hampton Bays, N.Y., can determine, the 70-year-old was sitting alone watching TV in his modest home when he died.
That was more than a year ago, and when workers were summoned to his house last week after a report that freezing temperatures had caused the home's
pipes to burst, they found Ricardo's mummified body still sitting on the couch, the TV still on.
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This is a really sad story. It shows how some old people are just being ignored when they don't have family or friends nearby to check on them. As
the article says, I'm mystified how the electricity remained on without being paid.
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[edit on 2/17/2007 by djohnsto77]