What does it say about us as a civilised society when an old lady can lay dead for 8 bloody years in her home and go unnoticed, uncared for,and just forgotten about? I am sure more details will emerge but seriously, electricity, gas, water, bills, phone,inspections? Somehow someone has failed this woman. Is it criminal who knows, but something is terribly wrong when a person can die in her home in the 21st Century in a capital city in Australia, and nobody notices for 8 long years!
SKELETAL remains believed to be those of an elderly woman last seen in 2003 have been found in an inner Sydney unit.
Police found the remains on the floor in an upstairs bedroom of the Surry Hills home yesterday at noon.
A relative of the elderly woman told police she had not been seen since 2003.
The remains have not been identified, but the death is not believed to have been suspicious.
The woman would have turned 87 in August, police say.
A coronial report will be prepared.
Acting Superintendent Zoran Dzevlan of Surry Hills Local Area Command said it was sad the woman died without anybody noticing.
“This serves as a reminder for people to keep a neighbourly eye on those who live in their area, especially the elderly,” he said.