Scorpio’s World

Thoughts on Politics, Race, and Middle Earth

“God, I hate the 21st Century!”

Posted by scorpiomkm on February 18, 2007

   The Felicity Daily Herald
   “All the news that’s fit to print; and a whole lot more”

Mummified body found in

  

 front of blaring TV

POSTED: 8:54 a.m. EST, February 18, 2007

Story Highlights

• Police: Man, not seen since 2005, had been dead for more than a year
• 70-year-old appeared to have died of natural causes
• Neighbors assumed man was in the hospital or a long-term care facility 

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Police called to a Long Island man’s house discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

The 70-year-old Hampton Bays, New York, resident, identified as Vincenzo Ricardo, appeared to have died of natural causes. Police said on Saturday his body was discovered on Thursday when they went to the house to investigate a report of a burst water pipe.

“You could see his face. He still had hair on his head,” Newsday quoted morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus as saying. The home’s low humidity had preserved the body. (Watch for views inside the house and why no one ever bothered to check on him Video)

Officials could not explain why the electricity had not been turned off, considering Ricardo had not been heard from since December 2005.

Neighbors said when they had not seen Ricardo, who was diabetic and had been blind for years, they assumed he was in the hospital or a long-term care facility.

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This Story is as much as an Indictment against the sad state of our Society ……  as it is about the man ~ ignored and forgotten.

Nobody cared about him ~ not his neighbors, friends, family, creditors: Nobody!!

This is the ‘norm’ in our Society today, isn’t it. Isolation and being so ‘caught up’ with our own Lives allows this needless Neglect to take place, especially to our Elderly. And as you can judge by watching the video (included with the Story), this Gentleman was not a beggar, homeless, or without ‘means’ ~ yet this was the way and manner he was allowed to die and leave this earth.

To update a quote by General George S. Patton:

 

“God, I hate the Twenty-first Century!”

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