Let’s Play A Game Of Hide And…What Happens Next?

This came up in “This is true” almost a month ago.

Pia Farrenkopf, or at least they think it’s Pia Farrenkopf, was found mummified in the back of her car in her garage. Tests seem to indicate she died in 2008. Authorities aren’t saying it’s her for sure until they get conclusive evidence like dental records.

How did she go unnoticed, dead, in the back of her car for 6 years? Apparently all her mail was going to her mailbox, and bills were being paid automatically, including her mortgage. She had a neighbour cutting her grass, and I guess he was getting paid automatically too. She traveled a lot, lived alone, and valued her privacy. Then her account ran dry, and her house got foreclosed on, and that’s when she was discovered.

Her family even claims they were looking very hard for her. Man, these people must have been really bad at Easter egg hunts and Hide and Seek when they were little. They say they sent police to do a welfare check, and the police said they found nothing wrong. Did they not go in either? I don’t get it. A contractor sent by the lender found this car with a body in the back seat pretty quickly by the sounds of it.

I just can’t get over the “we’ve been looking very hard” thing. I’m not in her family, and I don’t doubt they were devastated by the loss, but…the answer has been sitting at her home for over 5 years and nobody, out of her 9 siblings, found it. Doesn’t seem like a very thorough search. I think about those episodes of “Disappeared” where the person has been missing without a trace. None of those were found in the person’s own garage.

How sad. When I lived alone, I sometimes worried, when I stayed up watching too many crime shows, how long it would take people to find me if something were to happen to me. I hope the answer wouldn’t have been over 5 years.

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