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Prospective buyer discovers rotting body in Detroit home for sale

The car where a prospective home buyer found a body inside.

The car where a prospective home buyer found a body inside.  (Fox 2)

Police say a prospective home buyer made a gruesome discovery Thursday afternoon when a mummified and badly decomposed body was found inside a car in the home.

The home on Detroit's east side was up for sale. The prospective home buyer was walking through the home when they discovered a dust-covered car in the garage.

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The early 1990s Plymouth Acclaim had been parked there for at least a year. When they opened the car, they made the terrible discovery of the decomposing and mummified body.

The home was occupied and the people who lived in the home said they had no idea a dead body was in the garage. They told FOX 2 they never went inside the old garage. They would not go on camera.

Johnson lives across the street and was speechless.

"I've seen people walking past...I've seen my neighbors, but I don't know nothing, I ain't see nothing," Johnson said.

Detroit police are waiting to see what medical examiners are able to figure out about this unrecognizable body.

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