According to reports, a rundown house in an expensive Sydney suburb had remained untouched for a year after a recluse who lived there died.
The person who lived there, named by ABC as Bruce Roberts, was reportedly a hoarder.
"He was [in his] late 50s or 60s, had the same brown jacket on, he was childlike in a way, he just had no expressions, nothing," one neighbour said, as quoted by news.com.au.
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"The body has not been identified and the death is being treated as suspicious," New South Wales Police said in a statement, as quoted by TVNZ.
The body was there for a significant amount of time and was badly decomposed, so a post-mortem examination is now required to determine its gender.
The police consider the situation as suspicious and are investigating it.