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Old 06-18-08, 03:32 PM   #1
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Woman sat dead in front of TV for 42 years

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THE remains of a woman have been found sitting in front of her TV - 42 years after she was reported missing.

Hedviga Golik, who was born in 1924, had apparently made herself a cup of tea before sitting in her favourite armchair in front of her black and white television.

Croatian police said she was last seen by neighbours in 1966, when she would have been 42 years old.

Her neighbours thought she had moved out of her flat in the capital, Zagreb.

But she was found by police and bailiffs who had broken in to help the authorities establish who owned the flat.

A police spokesman said: "So far, we have no idea how it is possible that someone officially reported missing so long ago was not found before in the same apartment she used to live in.

"When officers went there, they said it was like stepping into a place frozen in time.

"The cup she had been drinking tea from was still on a table next to the chair she had been sitting in and the house was full of things no one had seen for decades. Nothing had been disturbed for decades, even though there were more than a few cobwebs in there."

Neighbours were shocked by the discovery.

Jadranka Markic was nine when Hedviga "vanished".

She said: "I still remember her. She was a quiet woman who kept herself to herself but was polite. We all thought that she had just moved out and gone to live with relatives."
Wow. How could they not check her apartment? Who reported her missing in the first place?
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Old 06-18-08, 03:34 PM   #2
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How do you not check the apartment?! I mean HOW? There are so many reasons TO check the apartment.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:35 PM   #3
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Repost of a fake article.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:36 PM   #4
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Any link or source on that? That's almost impossible to believe.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:37 PM   #5
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Oh man, I've been had.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:40 PM   #6
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Yeesh. In most neighborhoods, someone wouldn't be dead 42 minutes before their house was ransacked. This story defies logic. No way should a house go that long without being checked.

EDIT: It's a hoax? OK, at least I feel a bit better for not completely falling for it.

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Old 06-18-08, 03:56 PM   #7
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Old 06-18-08, 04:02 PM   #8
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Old 06-18-08, 04:42 PM   #9
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The first clue that it is a hoax is that there is no way the tax man would let a property sit for that long with no taxes being paid.
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Old 06-18-08, 04:44 PM   #10
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Good thing they found her before the digital changeover in February.
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Old 06-18-08, 04:47 PM   #11
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Repost of a fake article.
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Old 06-18-08, 05:18 PM   #12
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Who demonstrated that it's a hoax?
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Old 06-18-08, 05:23 PM   #13
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Governments have changed. War erupted and ended. Neighbours 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 on 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 neighbour 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 neighbours 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.

Neighbours 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 neighbours! Please keep on being curious and a bit tiresome, as you have been so far," Merita Arslani wrote in the Jutarnji list daily.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

I like this version better. The neighbors simply broke into her flat.
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Old 06-18-08, 06:52 PM   #14
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Somebody wouldn't have come after her for missed payments on rent?
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Old 06-18-08, 07:01 PM   #15
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Who demonstrated that it's a hoax?
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Sofia, Bulgaria - Three men today rode a magic dinosaur through a portal that threw chocolate-covered rum raisins at a crowd of bystanding dwarves. Then, Elvis gave everyone $4 bills.
OK... demonstrate that the above is a hoax.
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Old 06-18-08, 07:07 PM   #16
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Source please?
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Old 06-18-08, 07:39 PM   #17
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Somebody wouldn't have come after her for missed payments on rent?
As a communist country, the apartment was state owned.
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Old 06-18-08, 07:40 PM   #18
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There are no quotes from any anonymous dwarves. So, I call shenanigans.
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Old 06-19-08, 01:09 AM   #19
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Good thing they found her before the digital changeover in February.

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Old 06-19-08, 01:17 AM   #20
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As a communist country, the apartment was state owned.
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In the 1970s, when Golik died, apartments were state-owned.
That sounds like they were, but aren't now.
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Old 06-19-08, 01:42 AM   #21
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As a communist country, the apartment was state owned.
Poland hasn't been a Communist country in nearly two decades.
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Old 06-19-08, 02:18 AM   #22
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Yeah, and look at what's happened since then. Polish jokes are at their worst level of humor ever. Coincidence? Hell no.
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Old 06-19-08, 03:51 AM   #23
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Poland hasn't been a Communist country in nearly two decades.
Croatia isn't Poland.
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Old 06-19-08, 05:58 AM   #24
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I think its a fake also
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Old 06-19-08, 11:33 AM   #25
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I don't understand the legality, how can something be posted on the Interwebs if it's not true?
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