A BURGLAR was reportedly terrified by a mummified corpse after breaking into a flat last week.
Police were called to a rubbish-strewn second-floor apartment in Hagen by a neighbour who heard the door being smashed in. An autopsy released earlier Tuesday has shown that the woman was 66 years old when she died of natural causes. Investigators found the pensioner lying on the floor of her living room near the television set.
A police spokesman told The Local: “Finding something like that would certainly be frightening.” “In a warm, dry building a body can mummify itself. It would smell though. “Clearly no-one had noticed she had disappeared.” –DS