Buying a house at auction is risky. Especially since you don’t always know what lies inside. Sometimes you get leaks and mold. But it can be worse. Much worse. Like dead body worse.
That was the case for William Wilson. In November, Wilson bought a home at auction for $96,000. When he arrived at the house he was shocked to find a dead body waiting for him in the master bedroom.
The house was up for auction after the previous owner failed to pay taxes that had build up over several years.
There was a valid reason for the taxes not being paid for years. It was because the owner that should be paying them was dead inside.
When Wilson found the dead woman, he quickly notified authorities. The police believe the woman could have been there for years.
I can’t imagine the horror of discovering the dead body. I also can’t imagine how bad the smell was. The police claim they check the house multiple times in 2013, but there were no signs that anyone was living there. An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.