When William Wilson purchased a foreclosed home Monday at a Florida auction, he likely had no idea that he would soon make a grisly discovery inside.
After Wilson went over the home in Cape Coral Tuesday to do some yard work, he discovered the unthinkable — a decaying corpse on the floor of the master bedroom, according to the Daily Mail.
Police are now investigating the find, with neighbors claiming that they hadn't heard from or seen the last known resident in years. Authorities also told Wilson that the last active postal service at home was in late 2011 and that the taxes also hadn't been paid in three years.
Neighbors knew that an older woman lived in the home, but said that they hadn't seen her in years, noting that she was generally very quiet and rarely outdoors.
"It's sad about the whole thing," neighbor Bill Harrigan told the News-Press. "Nobody ever checked on her."
Wilson's account of the body seemed to indicate that it had been decomposing for quite some time, adding that the house was a mess, appearing as though the owner was in the process of moving.
"You couldn't tell who it was. You couldn't tell if it was a male or a female," he told the News-Press. "It's disappointing and a sad thing that nobody cared enough to check."
The house, which Wilson paid $96,000 for at auction, was built in 2007 and was previously owned by a woman named Carmen Garcia-Viso. It is currently unclear who passed away inside the home.
(H/T: Daily Mail)