He lived alone in a sleeping room, no car, no bills, walked everywhere, ate in
the poorest greasy spoon restaurants, died alone in his bed with NO ONE to
claim his body.
He ROTTED in bed before the odor attracted attention.
He had well over a quarter million in savings, stocks, etc. ( this was 30 years ago )
Lacking relatives and NO will, the STATE took everything.
He was given a paupers funeral and buried by a funeral home that sometimes did that
for indigent people.
I knew a woman who was a recluse.
She was also a hoarder.
We found her body under newspapers three feet deep.
She had $35,000 bucks in a savings account.
People is weird critters.