...to have shuffled off this mortal coil in, oh 1999 or so, and to not have anyone notice that you are gone until 2007.
Woman's Skeleton Found In Her House
How can someone be so disconnected from the world? Her estranged husband cut the grass back in 2005. A neighbor noticed a smell coming from the place 5 years ago and called police - but it was not investigated. And finally, the woman's son was worried about her and prompted the finding of her remains.
There has to be a story here: mental illness, addiction, some malaise of the spirit. How very sad.