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(Miami Herald)   Woman researches the impact of prolonged exposure to Florida. Results aren't good   (miamiherald.com) divider line 69
    More: Florida, photos, Brenda Heist, Lititz Borough Police Department, Key Largo, Deputy Becky Herrin, classical conditions, Monroe County  
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2013-05-02 10:39:54 AM
Look like they found a picture of her corpse...
 
2013-05-02 10:41:35 AM
sever mental problems, she left her kids and husband. From the story and the looks of things it was best for everyone involved.
 
2013-05-02 10:44:40 AM
No drugs?  Uh... I am not buying that.
 
2013-05-02 10:44:47 AM
Somebody still might not be getting a card for Mother's Day.
 
2013-05-02 10:48:35 AM
Florida. Not even once.
 
2013-05-02 10:48:49 AM
This is an example of eyes too far apart.
 
2013-05-02 10:49:03 AM
What a doosh.
 
2013-05-02 10:51:32 AM
Jeebus.

/ expected a Dave Berry article.
 
2013-05-02 10:52:34 AM
well that's farking weird
 
2013-05-02 10:52:35 AM
Bad diet plus plenty of booze will often mimic the symptoms of meth addiction.  If she was not drunk at the immediate time, that proves nothing.
 
2013-05-02 10:53:06 AM
Well, if you are wishing to pursue a life sleeping under bridges... you can do worse than Florida.
 
2013-05-02 10:56:16 AM
I live in the Keys. We actually have homeless snowbirds -- they spend summers up north, winters down here, under the bridges, in the mangroves, etc. She just took it to the extreme.
 
2013-05-02 10:57:47 AM
Odd eye spacing.
You don't just run away and live under a bridge if your brain is firing on all cylinders. Especially as a woman.
 
2013-05-02 10:58:23 AM
She kind of sort of looked like Maid Marian in that Robin Hood movie with Alan Rickman. Or maybe not, my memory of that film is a bit hazy.
 
2013-05-02 10:58:58 AM
If all was lost and it came down to suicide or "to disappear", I'd disappear and do it in a nice climate. Why would you want to be homeless in NYC, Chicago or Boston? The winters would turn you into a bumsicle.
 Mom is still an asshat for doing that to her children.
 
2013-05-02 11:00:04 AM

justanotherfarkinfarker: You don't just run away and live under a bridge


Or that's where you'll draw some blood
 
2013-05-02 11:01:02 AM
ok, i admit living in the schlong state for 30 years - never a dull moment! this lady is the prototypical older florida chick, surviving on natty lite and generic cigarettes, hanging out with dirtbag alcoholics on the welfare.
 
2013-05-02 11:08:33 AM
Her ex-husband, Lee Heist, who collected on a life insurance policy after getting the courts to declare her legally dead in 2010 and has remarried

Okay Fark lawyers, what's the hubby's responsibility re: the insurance cash?

And just how do you make yourself undead after a death certificate has been issued?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376125/woman-missing-since-200 2 -and-presumed.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-05-02 11:08:44 AM
Up and disappears? Man, I sympathize with the husband. fark that woman. What kind of irresponsible shiat does that?
 
2013-05-02 11:09:07 AM

spentshells: sever mental problems, she left her kids and husband. From the story and the looks of things it was best for everyone involved.


spelling sucs
 
2013-05-02 11:10:06 AM
I'm still waiting for them to arrest the ex-husband for murder.
 
2013-05-02 11:11:20 AM
Even the best planned Heist can go wrong.
 
2013-05-02 11:13:00 AM

mrlewish: I'm still waiting for them to arrest the ex-husband for murder.


Too late now, but if they had done that, they would do their best to keep him locked up, even after the "victim" turned up alive.
 
2013-05-02 11:13:16 AM
"There was no mental health issue going on at the time that anyone was aware of..."

Denial. Not just a river in Egypt. I'd be genuinely shocked if it came out that she didn't suffer from major depressive disorder with a dash of postpartum.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376125/woman-missing-since-200 2 -and-presumed.html#storylink=cpy"
 
2013-05-02 11:13:48 AM
Paint her blue and she's look just like a Na'vi.

=Smidge=
 
2013-05-02 11:14:20 AM
So she has now screwed her family twice. Once when she left, and now they're going to have to figure out how to give back all that life insurance money that probably paid for kids' college educations, the mortgage and other things that are no so easy to return.

But yeah, she's nuts.
 
2013-05-02 11:15:54 AM

turbocucumber: This is an example of eyes too far apart.


Her peripheral vision is probably excellent.
 
2013-05-02 11:19:30 AM
Well, she can always guest star as a featured zombie on Walking Dead next season.
 
2013-05-02 11:19:36 AM

JerkStore: So she has now screwed her family twice. Once when she left, and now they're going to have to figure out how to give back all that life insurance money that probably paid for kids' college educations, the mortgage and other things that are no so easy to return.

But yeah, she's nuts.


In this case, I think the insurance company's tort is against the mother, not the husband. He went through the process of having her declared dead in good faith, after all, and after a very reasonable period of time.

In other words, they are going to have to write this one off I think. No chance of crazy lady ever paying them back.
 
2013-05-02 11:21:19 AM
Over the last few years I've been growing a stash of cash and basics hidden about a hundred yards off a hiking trail.  I've worked out a fairly detailed plan of where to leave my car, what to do with my wallet and cell phone and how to melt into the background.  If you don't have an exit plan you're fooling yourself and you will regret it.
 
2013-05-02 11:24:14 AM
Heist's disappearance shocked her family and friends.

Not to mention her appearance.
 
2013-05-02 11:24:23 AM
♫ ♫
She made up her mind
And started packing
She left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where was she going without ever knowing the way?
♫ ♫
 
2013-05-02 11:25:09 AM

Omnivorous: Her ex-husband, Lee Heist, who collected on a life insurance policy after getting the courts to declare her legally dead in 2010 and has remarried

Okay Fark lawyers, what's the hubby's responsibility re: the insurance cash?

And just how do you make yourself undead after a death certificate has been issued?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376125/woman-missing-since-200 2 -and-presumed.html#storylink=cpy


http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2253/what-happens-when-some on e-legally-dead-shows-up-alive

"Burney had had a lot of life insurance, Sentell notes. Both his wife and his company got death benefits. When he reappeared, the life insurance company sued him, his first wife, and his company. For technical reasons, the court found that the beneficiaries didn't have to return the money, but Burney himself wasn't so lucky. The court ruled his actions were fraudulent and entered judgment against him for $470,000."
 
2013-05-02 11:27:34 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-02 11:31:16 AM

KAVORKA: No drugs?  Uh... I am not buying that.


maybe not at first but it's hard to imagine how you age that badly in 11 years without meth.

My guess is that she was always a bit unstable, the stress of the divorce put her in a tailspin and she ran, ran into drugs and lost a decade, (and her face) feeding her habits.
 
2013-05-02 11:31:42 AM
Usually it's the guys doing this.  Goes out for a loaf of bread and never comes back.

Some days, there's a certain appeal to bailing out on the life you're living.

To paraphrase Chris Rock,  "I don't condone it... but I understand".
 
2013-05-02 11:34:42 AM
Rezurok:  The court ruled his actions were fraudulent and entered judgment against him for $470,000.

Thanks Rezurok for indulging my laziness this morning.  It makes me laugh to think of the insurance company trying to get the money out of a homeless person named Heist.
 
2013-05-02 11:37:24 AM
Florida Woman. Lived with Florida Man, ridden hard and hung up wet.

Man that's an ancient looking 54 year old woman.
 
2013-05-02 11:37:49 AM

xoxo: She kind of sort of looked like Maid Marian in that Robin Hood movie with Alan Rickman. Or maybe not, my memory of that film is a bit hazy.


Alan Rickman
 
2013-05-02 11:37:51 AM

TomD9938: Goes out for a loaf of bread and never comes back.


I thought it was a ride? At least in Baltimore, jack.
 
2013-05-02 11:38:18 AM

Keys dude: I live in the Keys. We actually have homeless snowbirds -- they spend summers up north, winters down here, under the bridges, in the mangroves, etc. She just took it to the extreme.


Yeah, we've got a little woods behind our offices here in St Paul, Minnesota that a group of homelless guys live in during the summer/fall while taking shifts working the nearby off ramps.

When winter hits they travel south and pick up again down there (not sure if it's Florida they go to).
 
2013-05-02 11:40:03 AM
So, she does some mean licks on Sympathy for the Devil now?
media.miamiherald.com
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-02 11:40:41 AM

CheatCommando: In this case, I think the insurance company's tort is against the mother, not the husband. He went through the process of having her declared dead in good faith, after all, and after a very reasonable period of time.


I don't think so.  Hubby did nothing wrong but he still was enriched unjustly.  She had no duty to keep the insurer informed that she was alive.  Hubby is on the hook unless there's some law or contractual provision that there's no take-backs in case of mistaken death certificates.  He would owe the insurer a refund and his recourse would be to sue her.
 
2013-05-02 11:40:43 AM
I just need this homeless crew. And that's all I need.
And this bridge.
This homeless crew and this bridge. And that's all I need.
 
2013-05-02 11:42:26 AM
Detective Sgt. John Schofield with the Lititz Borough Police Department told KeysNet that after taking her then 8- and 12-year-old kids to school, Heist met with a group of homeless people planning to hitchhike to Florida.

Recycle her for parts. She's more useful that way.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376125/woman-missing-since-200 2 -and-presumed.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-05-02 11:43:01 AM
So ... prolonged exposure to Florida yields the same results as a meth addiction.

Say No To Florida
 
2013-05-02 11:43:20 AM

CheatCommando: TomD9938: Goes out for a loaf of bread and never comes back.

I thought it was a ride? At least in Baltimore, jack.


already running through my head...
 
2013-05-02 11:48:06 AM
Ahhhhhhh frickin' copy ambush. Anyway...

BarkingUnicorn: I don't think so. Hubby did nothing wrong but he still was enriched unjustly. She had no duty to keep the insurer informed that she was alive. Hubby is on the hook unless there's some law or contractual provision that there's no take-backs in case of mistaken death certificates. He would owe the insurer a refund and his recourse would be to sue her.


Interesting. If she had no duty to inform the insurer, does she have a duty to inform the beneficiary? How would he have recourse?

This could be nonsense, but this article agrees with CheatCommando: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2253/what-happens-when-someo n e-legally-dead-shows-up-alive


John Burney reappeared on December 1, 1982, when he returned to Arkansas to visit his father after having been injured in an industrial accident. He wanted to sue, but his lawyer told him he would have to make complete disclosure of his past.


Burney had had a lot of life insurance, Sentell notes. Both his wife and his company got death benefits. When he reappeared, the life insurance company sued him, his first wife, and his company. For technical reasons, the court found that the beneficiaries didn't have to return the money, but Burney himself wasn't so lucky. The court ruled his actions were fraudulent and entered judgment against him for $470,000.


Certainly, a reasonable person would understand the consequences of their disappearance and that they are causing losses through their decision to, essentially, fake their death.
 
2013-05-02 11:48:27 AM
This article sucks, did she ever find the precious?
 
2013-05-02 12:00:24 PM
Florida...

Come onvacation,leave on probation,come back on violation
 
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