The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of
natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a
program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said,
describing the body as "partially mummified".
Police said residents in the 30-apartment block had noticed an
unpleasant smell in the staircase but no one had informed the
authorities. The landlord opened the apartment after noticing
the her mailbox jammed with uncollected letters.
(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; editing by Robin Pomeroy)
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