Real Estate Agent Finds Homeowner Dead Inside Closet
Friday February 8, 2008
It was the last thing that any potential buyer would expect - or ever want to see - when shopping around for a new place to call home.
A real estate agent who took a client to view a house in central England found the owner hanging from a belt inside a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, the agency said Thursday.
“It was quite a shock,” said a spokesman for estate agents Hartleys. “Our agent quickly ushered everyone out, locked the property and called the authorities.”
The 350,000-pound ($700,000) estate had only been on the market for a week and it was the first showing.
The owner, a single man in his 40s, is thought to have committed suicide. He inherited the house from his mother who died recently, the estate agents said.
Chances of highlighting closet space: out the window.