Mummified Man Dead for Years in Rental Home
This has to be the strangest thing I've read about in quite some time.What next? Another Sphinx will be found under his house? Hmmm.
PHOENIX (AP) - A man whose mummified body was found in February in the bathtub of a rental cottage in Phoenix has been identified.
Phoenix police say the body is that of the home's renter, Richard Olejnik.
An investigation revealed that Olejnik had been dead for at least six years, according to police who said Olejnik was likely about 50 years old when he died.
Police aren't calling the death a homicide or seeking homicide charges because the body is simply too decomposed to determine the cause or manner of death.
Another man, 58-year-old Larry Allen, took up residence in Olejnik's home and allegedly used Olejnik's identity to forge documents.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says Allen faces charges in connection with 17 counts of forgery and criminal impersonation and one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices.