Compulsive hoarder found crushed to death under trash pile

A compulsive hoarder was found dead under piles of garbage at his home in Spain on Thursday, local media report.

The 51-year-old man, who lived alone in Alcabre, was found wedged between a 3-foot deep mound of trash and a door to his house, The Local reported. No signs of violence were found on the body and it was removed by firefighters.

The man reportedly suffered from Diogenes syndrome, which includes symptoms of hoarding and living in extreme squalor.

"It was something out of the ordinary," officers told the Faro de Vigo newspaper.

Police were called to the house after the man’s concerned friend said he had not used messaging apps in nearly a week.

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