In 1966, Hedviga Golik of Zagreb, Croatia went home, fixed herself a cup of tea, and sat down in front of her black and white television for an evening of analog entertainment.
That was the last time anyone saw her. Until this week.
Neighbors assumed she had moved. No family members called upon her. It seemed as though she had simply vanished, and a missing persons report was filed.
Recently, her apartment's ownership was brought into question. No one knew who it belonged to. Police went to the property and broke in. There, they found the mummified remains of Hedviga, still sitting in her chair in front of the TV. Her body had remained in the same spot where she expired for nearly 42 years.
Police are dumbfounded. "So far we have no idea how it is possible that someone officially reported missing so long ago was not found before in the same apartment she used to live in," said a spokesman.