Governments have changed. War erupted and ended. Neighbors had children, and then grandchildren. But Hedviga Golik never left her tiny apartment in Croatia's capital — until her mummified body was carried out this week, 35 years after she died.She's was lying there dead since I was in kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN! Through almost everything I remember doing... she's been lying there dead. And no one has noticed. THE BERLIN WALL FELL! COMMUNISM COLLAPSED! The Soviet Union disintegrated! 7 different Presidents! Wars fought! The Space Shuttle was launched! The attacks of 9/11 happened! A freakin' civil war tore her country apart! And no one noticed she was dead. Jeebus.
Police said Friday that no one ever reported Golik missing and no one has come to claim her body.
Residents of her loft building in downtown Zagreb had broken into Golik's flat after deciding that the apartment should belong to them, and not to her. Startled by the remains in bed, they called police.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Woman's Dead Body Lies in Flat for 35 Years