For years, the payments went out of the woman's bank account.
Nobody batted an eyelid. Bills were paid. And life went on as normal in the quiet neighborhood of Pontiac, Michigan.
Neighbors didn't notice anything unusual. The woman traveled a lot, they said, and kept to herself. One of them mowed her grass to keep things looking tidy.
At some point, her bank account ran dry. The bills stopped being paid.
A person employed by the bank discovered her mummified body in the garage. Money was all the system needed for her death to continue in peace. "Nothing remarkable [was] found in the home," said a police officer. The cause of her death has yet to be determined.