Man Found Dead in His Home 8 Years After He Committed Suicide

via Huffington Post

A man who recently purchased an apartment in France experienced quite the shock when he opened the door of his new abode and found the previous tenant’s body inside.

According to Le Parisien, a man was recently found dead in a Bussy-Saint-Georges flat eight years after an apparent suicide. On Wednesday, police identified the body as Thomas Ngin, a Cambodian man who worked as a security guard before his death in 2005.

Ngin, who would have turned 50 this year, is believed to have hanged himself after he was let go from his job. Since Ngin had previously cut ties with this family, there was no one to report him missing, Radio France Internationale reports.

His mummified corpse was not discovered until last Friday, when a locksmith and the new owner of the apartment entered the property, according to local reports. Ngin was found hanging by a bedsheet behind the front door.