When Jorge Giro toured his new home in Spain for the first time, he learned the house came complete with the mummified remains of its last owner.
Apparently the former owner had stopped making the mortgage payments on her Catalonian home six years ago and a regional bank seized the property and sold it at auction without searching the house, Sky News said Tuesday.
Add in to the mix the salty seaside air around coastal Barcelona and the body of Maria Luisa lay relatively preserved until Giro came across it recently.
Giro had only come to the house to check on its status after a fire nearby.
Sky News said that no one reported Luisa missing and regional police are trying to locate any possible relatives.