BREAKING NEWS JAN. 16, 2014
BANK OWNED HOUSE SOLD---BUYER DID NOT KNOW IT HAD A DEAD BODY IN IT, WHICH WAS PADLOCKED IN A ROOM!! DIDN’T THE BANK KNOW??
MAJOR NETWORKS IGNORE THE STORY!! IT WAS REPORTED TO NEW YORK TIMES, BUT HOUSE BUYER NEVER HEARD BACK.
Original Letter to NYT: I just wanted to make people aware of what the foreclosure "business" is really about and what lengths they will go to move property. We just purchased a property in Mount Pleasant, SC, from HSBCII on December 31, 2013, whom was either the servicer or holder of the note, for an 88 year old relative who is in our care. After driving to the property to inspect the older home on January 09, 2014, which was in disrepair and allegedly inspected and secured by a property management company, we found a decomposing, deceased male, lying on a mattress in one of the bedrooms, with the door closed. Preliminary estimates of death were between 3-4 weeks (late November, early December 2013) The locks were changed from the original and the back door was padlocked, by the property management company, allegedly working for HSBCII. There were NO signs of forced entry, nor did the deceased have a key or any relation to the original owner. The Charleston County PD is still investigating the possibility of a dubious death. At this time, we cannot blindly accuse the property management or bank of any wrong-doing; however, it appears the
interior door "may" have been closed to hinder the smell of decomposition, to enable the property to be sold. This is a strong accusation and comes after narrowing the time line of death (which must be confirmed from the Coroner) and the entry of parties responsible for inspecting and securing the property. At this point substantial evidence exists for a party locking either a medically challenged or already deceased male into or on the premises, while not doing a walk-through inspection. And, the possibility does exist, given the time frame, someone "may" have intentionally covered up the existence of the body/party and the undeniable smell of death.