The “mummified” remains of a woman in her 40s were found in the back seat of a Jeep Liberty parked at her suburban Detroit home, obviously several years after her death.
A contractor doing work at a home in Pontiac, which was under foreclosure, discovered her body inside the Jeep Liberty SUV on Wednesday, local WWJ-TV station reported.
The remains were solidified, stuck within the car, and the body’s skin and organs were preserved. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said, an autopsy was planned to determine how and when the woman died. Woman’s name has not been disclosed yet for further investigations.
Neighbors identified the woman as a German immigrant who worked in the auto industry, believed to be one of the ‘Big Three’ car companies- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
It had been years since anyone had seen her. She is believed to have a son whose age and details are unknown. One neighbor said the woman travelled frequently for work and was known to be away from the house for long time periods.
Talbot estimated she had not seen the woman in about six years.
“She didn’t really talk to anyone. I’m sure she was a nice lady,” Talbot told the station. “She really kept to herself. We never really heard anything from her.”