Woman’s Body Lies in Flat for 35 Years


Woman’s Body Lies in Flat for 35 Years

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A cheery note from CNN:

“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.'”

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Image from CIA.gov.

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