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Elderly man lays dead under pile of mail in his apartment for 3 years

By Mason White 1:55 PM June 28, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
An elderly man was discovered laying dead under a pile of mail more than three years after he died, police in Scotland said.

Edinburgh police had to break down the door of the house belonging to Henry Summers, in order to recover his body.

Police officers made the grim discovery Wednesday morning, after Summers’ doctor expressed concern that his patient had not come for a checkup in three years.

Summers’ neighbors on Easter Road, said that they did not see him around for three years. The neighbors told investigators that they assumed he went to live with family.

All of Summers’ bills were being paid by his checking account. Summers, 70, was single and left no known relatives. The death is not being treated as suspicious.