Woman lay dead in flat for over 2 years but landlord cut off gas and kept taking rent
In a case that is ‘difficult to fathom in 2022’, the skeletal remains of Sheila Seleoane were found by police in her flat more than two years after she died and an inquest heard her landlord kept taking rent and cut off her gas – but made no contact
A landlord reportedly kept taking rent from a tenant when she was dead in her flat for more than two years.
The remains of Sheila Seleoane, 61, were found on the floor of her home in Peckham, London, in February this year. Three neighbors had reported her missing in 2020 and her gas supply had been shut off, but nobody “joined the dots”.
Police discovered her “skeletal state” after receiving a phone call from a neighbour, an inquest into her death heard.
Southwark Coroners Court was told the former medical secretary last paid her rent in August 2019.
She then fell behind on her payments and an application was later submitted for the rent to come out of her benefits.
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