We are reminded too often in this business that blood and body fluids can find their way into unexpected, hard to reach places. The bathroom is no exception. We got the call that someone passed away on the floor in the narrow space between the toilet and bathtub of a 1-bedroom apartment. Estimated time of decomposition: 3 weeks. (A 3-week decomp in a confined space with no windows creates a less than pleasant odor, btw)
- The call came in that someone had passed away in their kitchen, but hadn’t been found until weeks later. “Unattended death” is what we call it. The neighbors had begun to notice the odor that always accompanies the decomposition of blood, tissue and body fluids.
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