Hoarder gets crushed to death after pile of garbage collapsed on top of him in middle of the night


Victim's home with mountains of trash 
By: Chan Yuan

A middle-aged man who suffered from Diogenes syndrome, was found dead in his own home after a pile of garbage collapsed on top of him in middle of the night, police in Spain said.

Alcabre police said that they have received a call on Wednesday, concerning the 51-year-old man.

A man of the Canary Islands, who identified himself as a friend of the hoarder, told police that he was concerned about the welfare of the 51 year old because he stopped communicating on WhatsApp and Facebook since Friday.

Police went to the man’s home located at 63 Garita Street, where they found mountains of trash. The victim who lived alone, was found trapped under three feet of trash.

The body was dug out by firefighters. The body had no signs of violence, and all signs point to dying as a result of being buried in the trash.