Hoarding is something that most people will not or cannot understand. However confusing this might be to the majority of us it is a very serious problem.
The house above is one such case. A 67 year old man dies in his home in East Dallas and it took the police two days to actually find the body under the trash. It was reported that there was a wall of trash all in the house around ten foot tall.
The workers could not find another way in forcing them to cut a hole in the roof to search for the body, which took them two days to complete.
The neighbors that reporters talk to relayed they had no idea this way taking place in the home.
In case you have trouble understanding what hoarding is...
This is what the International (OCD) Foundation has listed as symptoms:
What is compulsive hoarding?
Compulsive hoarding includes ALL three of the following:
- A person collects and keeps a lot of items, even things that appear useless or of little value to most people and,
- These items clutter the living spaces and keep the person from using their rooms as they were intended, and
- These items cause distress or problems in day to day activities
Refusing to let people into the home to make repairs