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How long would it take for someone to find your body?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Blackhood, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    So I had a rather morbid realisation:

    If I died right now, it would be at least 10 days before anyone really wondered where I was and I'm 90% it would be the smell that brought people looking. I have a habit of going on trips without telling people, and I only work in an office two days a week, so missing them would be odd, but not that alarming.

    This isn't some kind of emo thread, but it got me wondering just how cut-off from the world its possible to get.

    So how long would it take for people to find your body?
     
  2. OldGeezer

    OldGeezer Senior member

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    I guess when I missed work someone would check on me after the second day.
     
  3. gwolf

    gwolf Senior member

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    i live with too many people. i had an aunt though in florida that took a couple of weeks. i guess people get sad about ending their lives that way but if you think about it they're already dead.
     
  4. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    Never more than a day and probably within 3-4hrs at any given time
     
  5. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    probably 2 days because of work
     
  6. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    I have roomies so less than 5 hours.
     
  7. dragon8

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    I guess when I missed work someone would check on me after the second day.

    probably 2 days because of work

    Yeah work would miss me. Not literally miss me but miss me because the work would pile up.
     
  8. globetrotter

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    If I was in a hotel room, probably a day or two. at home, hours.

    when I was a teenager, I knew a guy, sort of a family friend, who got divorced from his wife and lived far away from his kids. anyway, he died and we found him after about a week. we lived in a very hot place, and he was pretty disgusting by the time we found him.
     
  9. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    I have my computer set to email notices of my death to everyone who knows me (dozens of people, dozens I tells ya!) in the instance I go for more than 10 hours without posting to StyleForum.
     
  10. Bane

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    If I'm out for a trail run, the animals will find me before the people do.
     
  11. Threak

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    I'd say two business days. I tend to disappear some weekends and not answer my phone.
     
  12. dragon8

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    If I'm out for a trail run, the animals will find me before the people do.

    Where do you run?[​IMG]
     
  13. GQgeek

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    Probably a couple of days. Work would wonder where I was, try calling, and without success would probably call my emergency contact (father). He'd try and not reach me, and maybe wait another day, but then people would start wondering since i'm not the type to just not show up and not tell anyone.
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Reggs Senior member

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    Some guy in France died in his cubical and they found him after 7 or 9 days. One of the weekend cleaning crew nudged him to ask him why he was working on the weekend.

    There was also a weird story about someone in Russia who set everything up with auto-bill pay while collecting retirement checks and spent a few decades rotting away in front of their apartment TV.
     
  17. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I hear that that happens a lot in japan, too - old people getting found months after they die.
     
  18. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    My cats would have eaten much of my flesh by the time I was discovered.
     
  19. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    My cats had eaten much of my flesh by the time I was discovered.

    Edited slightly. This sentence would be a gripping beginning to a "told in the first-person zombie voice" zombie novel.
     
  20. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    My cats would have eaten much of my flesh by the time I was discovered.

    this would be true for me if i wasn't married.
    hm.
    it might be true anyway.
     

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