The Good Community
Japanese crews preparing a building for demolition recently found the remains of a man in an apartment, and believe the man died a lonely death twenty years ago. A skeleton clad in pajamas was found lying on musty bedding when workers entered the second floor unit where the man had lived. The newspaper on the kitchen table was dated February 20, 1984.
Authorities say the man worked for a construction firm that built the apartments in 1973. They believe he moved into the vacant building after the firm managing it went bankrupt. They say the man, aged 57 at the time, suddenly stopped coming to work twenty years ago. He was divorced and had children, but none of his family or friends ever asked police to search for him. After hearing the gruesome news, a neighbor said, “I had no idea that the apartment even existed. After I heard the news I thought, ‘It’s as if time had stopped in this one place.’ ”