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(WXYZ Detroit)   Time to clean out the foreclosed house. What's this in the Jeep in the garage? Oh. Well THAT's why the payments stopped a few years back   (wxyz.com) divider line 52
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2014-03-06 08:41:19 AM  
Jeep?  TFA says she was found in Pontiac.
 
2014-03-06 08:42:17 AM  
TFA:
"Neighbors say the woman is in her 40s"

No she isn't.
 
2014-03-06 08:42:20 AM  
You'd think eventually they'd try knocking on the door or leaving a note and then asking police for a welfare check. You'd be wrong.
 
2014-03-06 08:46:43 AM  
The article mentions that she has a son. You think he would try to call her to see what's up from time to time.
 
2014-03-06 08:46:54 AM  

Babwa Wawa: TFA:
"Neighbors say the woman is in her 40s"

No she isn't.


Well, she was.
 
2014-03-06 08:49:15 AM  
I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.
 
2014-03-06 08:54:07 AM  
I bet you can find a Jeep cheap in Pointiac Craig's list, shortly.
 
2014-03-06 08:54:31 AM  
So what is the condition of the Jeep?
 
2014-03-06 08:54:32 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.


A good employer, yes, they should. It would show they actually care that you show up and do your job, or that their were humans running the company, not soulless monsters.

My current employer as an example, well, an employee just stopped showing up one day, and after a week I was told he had been banned from the property. Naturally I asked what had happened, and I was told he just stopped showing up, I then asked if anyone had tried to call him, or check on him to make sure he was okay, I was told in so many words that it wasn't the company's responsibility to do that, and since he was a no-call no-show for three days straight, he was considered fired, and since he had some company issue keys he was now banned from the property.
 
2014-03-06 08:56:41 AM  

strangeluck: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.

A good employer, yes, they should. It would show they actually care that you show up and do your job, or that their were humans running the company, not soulless monsters.

My current employer as an example, well, an employee just stopped showing up one day, and after a week I was told he had been banned from the property. Naturally I asked what had happened, and I was told he just stopped showing up, I then asked if anyone had tried to call him, or check on him to make sure he was okay, I was told in so many words that it wasn't the company's responsibility to do that, and since he was a no-call no-show for three days straight, he was considered fired, and since he had some company issue keys he was now banned from the property.


So....did you try calling this person, concerned citizen?
 
2014-03-06 08:58:55 AM  
Since the woman was found dead in the back seat is the inference that she killed herself?
 
2014-03-06 09:07:11 AM  

vudukungfu: I bet you can find a Jeep cheap in Pointiac Craig's list, shortly.


$100.00
Can't get the smell out.
 
2014-03-06 09:09:02 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.


This happened with a guy who didn't show up for his shift, we found out by morning he'd been hiking and was now lost somewhere on Mt. Adams, Washington.  Survived for 5 days and was found.  Turns out he got caught in a small avalanche and broke his ankle, then dragged himself down to the trail, alternating between dragging himself on his knees and his ass.
 
2014-03-06 09:09:14 AM  
fta I'm sure she was a nice lady. She really kept to herself.

So she was a mass murderer?
 
2014-03-06 09:12:26 AM  

verbaltoxin: strangeluck: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.

A good employer, yes, they should. It would show they actually care that you show up and do your job, or that their were humans running the company, not soulless monsters.

My current employer as an example, well, an employee just stopped showing up one day, and after a week I was told he had been banned from the property. Naturally I asked what had happened, and I was told he just stopped showing up, I then asked if anyone had tried to call him, or check on him to make sure he was okay, I was told in so many words that it wasn't the company's responsibility to do that, and since he was a no-call no-show for three days straight, he was considered fired, and since he had some company issue keys he was now banned from the property.

So....did you try calling this person, concerned citizen?


I could have tried, had I known his number or had any idea where he lived to try to search for him. He wasn't someone I knew personally, or even partially. This guy was part of management, I forgot to say, working accounts and such. When a member of your management team just vanishes, you'd think you (as a company) would try do something. Although from the way some other managers acted later, it's possible the guy was fired and they were just claiming he no-showed. No one was willing to say much, and the company as I've found through the years has a very vindictive attitude towards former employees, fired or quit, you're an enemy of the corp.
 
2014-03-06 09:17:44 AM  

Notabunny: fta I'm sure she was a nice lady. She really kept to herself.

So she was a mass murderer?


Not a very good one, she got it all backwards. Killing sprees should end with yourself, not start. Oh well, hopefully there's reincarnation and she gets to have another try.
 
2014-03-06 09:17:44 AM  
I bet the people who got the house and everything in it are now pissed. It going to take weeks to investigate, and that car is screwed. They'll never get the smell out to sell it.
 
2014-03-06 09:18:22 AM  
I hope she didn't have a contract on her cell phone. Those guys can get pretty vicious when a dead person tries to get out of contract.
 
2014-03-06 09:26:05 AM  
"She didn't really talk to anyone.  I'm sure she was a nice lady.  She really kept to herself.  We never really heard anything from her," said Caitlyn.

Joke's on Caitlyn, that lady was a total biatch.
 
2014-03-06 09:26:15 AM  
I used to work for people who cared when you didn't show up. Course they were 3 letter agencies and didn't want you suddenly have the urge to catch a flight to a less friendly country.
 
2014-03-06 09:27:10 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.


My employer calls the police and has them do a wellness check if somebody doesn't call or show up twice in a row and doesn't answer the phone.
 
2014-03-06 09:28:35 AM  
I know it's Detroit and all, but don't you think that 4-6 years of unmowed lawns would have been an eyesore for neighbors, who might have done something?
 
2014-03-06 09:35:14 AM  
This is how I'll end up. Three months gone and only noticed when the electricity bill is unpaid and there's a weird smell coming from the apartment.
 
2014-03-06 09:36:36 AM  
It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand.
 
2014-03-06 09:37:07 AM  

Babwa Wawa: TFA:
"Neighbors say the woman is in her 40s"

No she isn't.


She is when the weather is in the 40s.
 
GBB
2014-03-06 09:45:06 AM  
Anyone else feel like punching a random person after reading the name "Caitlyn" 18 times??

/Just me then?
 
2014-03-06 09:45:36 AM  

drb9: I know it's Detroit and all, but don't you think that 4-6 years of unmowed lawns would have been an eyesore for neighbors, who might have done something?


It's not Detroit, it's Pontiac.  Which, normally, wouldn't make much difference.  In this case, however, looking at Google maps, it looks like this was in a decent neighborhood.  So your point remains that you'd think someone would notice these things.  I suppose the lawn could have been done by a service with automatic bill payment and just continued (assuming her bank account didn't zero out).  But you'd think the house would fall into disrepair in that amount of time to the point that someone would notice.
 
GBB
2014-03-06 09:46:25 AM  

ransack.: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.

My employer calls the police and has them do a wellness check if somebody doesn't call or show up twice in a row and doesn't answer the phone.


Mine will do that for being 30 minutes late.
 
2014-03-06 09:54:32 AM  

drb9: I know it's Detroit and all, but don't you think that 4-6 years of unmowed lawns would have been an eyesore for neighbors, who might have done something?


Indeed.  There is something going on here.
 
2014-03-06 09:57:05 AM  
csb time:

I used to do a bit of urban exploration, and photographed more than a few abandoned houses back in the day. There was one that had a car still in the garage.

No dead body in it, though

/csb

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 10:04:04 AM  

drb9: I know it's Detroit and all, but don't you think that 4-6 years of unmowed lawns would have been an eyesore for neighbors, who might have done something?


If she had bills paid automatically, she may have had someone come and do it. My MIL has a snow removal service to clear her big driveway. She only pays them once a year. If the woman in TFA travelled a lot, she may have had some kind of service automatically pay her bills, and everythng would have been fine until her savings ran out.
 
2014-03-06 10:45:48 AM  
The owner has been dead for so many years that our sources say her body was mummified.

No one ever questioned when they didn't see her for a few years? Holy shiat, man.

/How much you want for jeep?
 
2014-03-06 10:47:03 AM  
Depending on where she lives in Pontiac, there are so many abandoned homes, her neighbors might have assumed she abandoned her house too.

I really don't get how her employer didn't noticed she'd just stopped showing up, and what was happening with all her mail.  I'm sure the mail carrier would, at some point, realize her mailbox was getting fuller and fuller.  Maybe she had a slot in the door so that wasn't an issue.
 
2014-03-06 10:53:05 AM  

pxlboy: csb time:

I used to do a bit of urban exploration, and photographed more than a few abandoned houses back in the day. There was one that had a car still in the garage.

No dead body in it, though

/csb

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]



That's actually kind of cool. Do you have any other pics you took on those expeditions?
 
2014-03-06 10:59:03 AM  
In 2009 I found a cat in a closed-up foreclosed house. There had been a cycle of maggots and the resulting flies could not get out and they died too.

Circle of life interrupted?

I found it disturbing that someone would abandon their cat in a closed-up house.
 
2014-03-06 11:15:55 AM  

pxlboy: csb time:

I used to do a bit of urban exploration, and photographed more than a few abandoned houses back in the day. There was one that had a car still in the garage.

No dead body in it, though

/csb


Man, I've always wanted to do some urban exploration like that. Six Flags New Orleans would be an awesome place tp check out. I love creepy abandoned places, and that show Life After People.
Dead malls are another cool thing to explore, deadmalls.com is a cool site
 
2014-03-06 11:19:33 AM  

EatsCrayons: If she had bills paid automatically, she may have had someone come and do it. My MIL has a snow removal service to clear her big driveway. She only pays them once a year. If the woman in TFA travelled a lot, she may have had some kind of service automatically pay her bills, and everythng would have been fine until her savings ran out.


Exactly.  The only bills of ours that aren't auto-pay are the sewer and the property tax, neither of which offer automation.  In our case it would be more obvious, though, as there would be newspaper and mail deliveries.

balki1867: I really don't get how her employer didn't noticed she'd just stopped showing up, and what was happening with all her mail. I'm sure the mail carrier would, at some point, realize her mailbox was getting fuller and fuller. Maybe she had a slot in the door so that wasn't an issue.


Or maybe the mailman figured it was the all-to-common case of someone underwater simply leaving and not filing a forwarding because they didn't want the bill collectors following them.  They'll eventually start returning the mail to the senders.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:18 AM  

RastaKins: In 2009 I found a cat in a closed-up foreclosed house. There had been a cycle of maggots and the resulting flies could not get out and they died too.

Circle of life interrupted?

I found it disturbing that someone would abandon their cat in a closed-up house.


Farking Sociopathic assholes.

You could have left it at a shelter, where it would have been put down humanely, instead of leaving it to starve to death.
 
2014-03-06 11:53:44 AM  

RastaKins: In 2009 I found a cat in a closed-up foreclosed house. There had been a cycle of maggots and the resulting flies could not get out and they died too.

Circle of life interrupted?

I found it disturbing that someone would abandon their cat in a closed-up house.


How'd the flies that laid the maggots get in?
 
2014-03-06 12:03:50 PM  

pxlboy: csb time:

I used to do a bit of urban exploration, and photographed more than a few abandoned houses back in the day. There was one that had a car still in the garage.

No dead body in it, though

/csb

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]


For the longest time there was an old shed in town with a 1957 Cadillac convertible in it.  An old black lady lived there whose husband had died decades ago, and it was his car.  She never learned to drive or apparently cared to, so there it sat rotting away.  Real shame too, the shed wasn't high quality so the weather REALLY got to it.  Maybe some dedicated restorer could have done something with it, but I believe the local hillbillies cut it up for scrap iron.
 
2014-03-06 12:12:36 PM  
I've had two long time coworkers suddenly stopped showing up, both were contacted and both were just jerks about someone calling about them being okay.  It's easier to not care when someone just stops showing up is a strong message about how they felt about working with you.

My mom had a coworker stopped showing up and was fired.  Only it turned out he was in a car accident on the way to work and was in a coma.  He later got his job back, once he could work again.  Sadly though, it wasn't for long because the plant closed a couple years later.
 
2014-03-06 12:21:55 PM  

EatsCrayons: If she had bills paid automatically, she may have had someone come and do it. My MIL has a snow removal service to clear her big driveway. She only pays them once a year. If the woman in TFA travelled a lot, she may have had some kind of service automatically pay her bills, and everythng would have been fine until her savings ran out.


I'm like this.  Everything is on auto pay.  Even if my checking account runs dry, my CU will auto-transfer funds from my savings or money market.  Could last years.  The only thing I'm missing is a yard service to keep the weeds down.  If I had that, the only way you'd know I was gone would be that my trash and recycle wouldn't make it to the curb each week.
 
2014-03-06 02:14:06 PM  
Years ago one of the boys from the poker table called the bar to say he wasn't feeling well. Wasn't going to show up for the Wednesday night game.

When he missed the Friday game without explanation and was late for the Saturday afternoon start, I finally called his landlord who found him expired in his favourite Poker Night blazer and greys.

His kids lived in the UK, and he had no one here except the Brag Night boys. And his trusty Bar Steward.

RIP Major (ret) Ashley Constant  2 PPCLI
 
2014-03-06 02:22:06 PM  

voodoohotdog: Years ago one of the boys from the poker table called the bar to say he wasn't feeling well. Wasn't going to show up for the Wednesday night game.

When he missed the Friday game without explanation and was late for the Saturday afternoon start, I finally called his landlord who found him expired in his favourite Poker Night blazer and greys.

His kids lived in the UK, and he had no one here except the Brag Night boys. And his trusty Bar Steward.

RIP Major (ret) Ashley Constant  2 PPCLI


I immediately remembered that guy's name from this thread, for some reason
voodoohotdog
Still have a member at the Officers' Mess in London who was at Kap'yong. Jack Baker. Retired here in London from "O" Division RCMP.

We also have a picture from Kap'yong in memory of Major Ashley Constant (also PPCLI), donated by his son, an officer of the RGJ's if I'm not mistaken.

Ashley died at a very nice old age after calling the mess to tell me he didn't feel well and I should tell the boys he wouldn't be in for Wednesday night poker. He was still dressed for the mess when they found him. (he had missed Friday night poker as well and the boys were worried, so they checked on him.)

18 Jul 2008 02:20 PM
 
2014-03-06 02:30:21 PM  

ransack.: voodoohotdog: Years ago one of the boys from the poker table called the bar to say he wasn't feeling well. Wasn't going to show up for the Wednesday night game.

When he missed the Friday game without explanation and was late for the Saturday afternoon start, I finally called his landlord who found him expired in his favourite Poker Night blazer and greys.

His kids lived in the UK, and he had no one here except the Brag Night boys. And his trusty Bar Steward.

RIP Major (ret) Ashley Constant  2 PPCLI

I immediately remembered that guy's name from this thread, for some reason
voodoohotdog
Still have a member at the Officers' Mess in London who was at Kap'yong. Jack Baker. Retired here in London from "O" Division RCMP.

We also have a picture from Kap'yong in memory of Major Ashley Constant (also PPCLI), donated by his son, an officer of the RGJ's if I'm not mistaken.

Ashley died at a very nice old age after calling the mess to tell me he didn't feel well and I should tell the boys he wouldn't be in for Wednesday night poker. He was still dressed for the mess when they found him. (he had missed Friday night poker as well and the boys were worried, so they checked on him.)

18 Jul 2008 02:20 PM


You have an amazing retention for names.

There's a print in the dining room outside my office of Kapyong, which was donated by his son. That's one of the ways I remember. But you are truly astonishing. Can you do random number sequences as well?
 
2014-03-06 03:09:26 PM  

voodoohotdog: ransack.: voodoohotdog: Years ago one of the boys from the poker table called the bar to say he wasn't feeling well. Wasn't going to show up for the Wednesday night game.

When he missed the Friday game without explanation and was late for the Saturday afternoon start, I finally called his landlord who found him expired in his favourite Poker Night blazer and greys.

His kids lived in the UK, and he had no one here except the Brag Night boys. And his trusty Bar Steward.

RIP Major (ret) Ashley Constant  2 PPCLI

I immediately remembered that guy's name from this thread, for some reason
voodoohotdog
Still have a member at the Officers' Mess in London who was at Kap'yong. Jack Baker. Retired here in London from "O" Division RCMP.

We also have a picture from Kap'yong in memory of Major Ashley Constant (also PPCLI), donated by his son, an officer of the RGJ's if I'm not mistaken.

Ashley died at a very nice old age after calling the mess to tell me he didn't feel well and I should tell the boys he wouldn't be in for Wednesday night poker. He was still dressed for the mess when they found him. (he had missed Friday night poker as well and the boys were worried, so they checked on him.)

18 Jul 2008 02:20 PM

You have an amazing retention for names.

There's a print in the dining room outside my office of Kapyong, which was donated by his son. That's one of the ways I remember. But you are truly astonishing. Can you do random number sequences as well?


Yeah actually I do, back in about 2004 when I worked at Subway this girl at work said her SSN out loud on the phone, I think she was talking to her bank, and I told her that was a bad idea because people would know her SSN, and I still remember it. Also I've worked at a grocery store dairy department for the past seven years and I can recite the UPCs of all kinds of varieties of cheeses, in 8 oz blocks or 8 oz bags, shredded or finely shredded. Also farkGW RHQQ2 YXRKT 8TG6W 2B7Q8, and I haven't typed that in ten years.
 
2014-03-06 03:09:59 PM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I've often wondered if employers are supposed to call the police when someone mysteriously just doesn't show up anymore.


When you go to a restaurant on the weekends, it's busy, so they start a waiting list. They start calling out names, they say "Dufresne, party of 2. Table ready for Dufresne, party of 2." And if no one answers, they'll say their name again. "Dufresne, party of 2." But then if no one answers they'll just go right on to the next name. "Bush, party of 3." Yeah... what happened to the Dufresnes? No one seems to give a shiat. Who can eat at a time like this? People are missing! You farkers are selfish. The Dufresnes are in someone's trunk right now, with duct tape over their mouths. And they're hungry - that's a double whammy. We need help. "Bush, SEARCH party of 3! You can eat once you find the Dufresnes."
 
2014-03-06 03:11:21 PM  
F and then C and then KGW, been here a long time and just now learned that the f word without the u is filtered.
 
2014-03-06 03:12:11 PM  

Stoj: It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand.



Since my special order Jeep will be delivered next week, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2014-03-06 04:19:20 PM  

BigChad: Stoj: It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand.


Since my special order Jeep will be delivered next week, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...


Yeah, but is it a Pontiac Jeep?
 
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