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January 11, 2006

TV Watchin' Mummy

TV Watchin' Mummy!

The mummified body of a woman who didn't want to be buried was found in a chair in front of her television set 2 1/2 years after her death, authorities said.

Johannas Pope had told her live-in caregiver that she didn't want to be buried and planned on returning after she died, Hamilton County Coroner O'Dell Owens said Monday.

...

It could take weeks to determine Pope's cause of death because little organ tissue was available for testing, Owens said.

An air conditioner had been left running upstairs, and that allowed the body to slowly mummify, he said. The machine apparently stopped working about a month ago, and the body began to smell.

"Standing outside, one could smell death," Owens said.

TV. Watchin'. Mummy.

Now that's my idea of a paradisical afterlife: watching nonstop repeats of The Nanny on the Superstation.

Thanks to Craig.


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