How does something like this happen?

An elderly woman Michigan died at least five years ago in the backseat of the Jeep in her garage.  But no one discovered her body until last week!

She didn't have any family to speak of, and her neighbors thought she moved out of the country.

She had retired, and she died with $54,000 in her bank account . . . and all of her bills were on auto-pay.

So her mortgage kept being paid, the gardener kept cutting her grass, and the mail didn't pile up because all her bills were electronic.

It seems crazy, but it's true.

Eventually, she ran out of money and her house went into foreclosure.

Last week, the bank sent over an investigator who found her in the garage in her Jeep and called 911.

They haven't discovered the cause of death, but an autopsy showed no signs of trauma or injury.

How sad!  She had no one who wondered where she was for more than 5 years.  I can't even imagine.  The situation surrounding her death seems sad, but I can't even think of how sad her life must have been... a life where no one knows you well enough to wonder why they haven't heard from you in a while... like 5 years.

God bless her soul.  May she rest in peace.

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