From Reuters’ “Mummified body found in front of blaring TV” (17 February 2007):
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 were called to the house over a burst water pipe.
Officials could not explain why the electricity had not been turned off, considering Ricardo had not been heard from since December 2005.