Oh dear. An elderly man lived for almost a decade with the body of his dead lodger on the sofa of his council flat in Bristol. The man, who is in his seventies, never reported the death of his dead friend and officials never suspected anything despite a stench that neighbours complained about for years. The corpse was found in the living room after council workers finally responded to complaints about the foul smell coming from the flat, where the man died at least eight years ago. [...] It is believed that the tenant failed to report the death because he suffers from severe mental health problems. He has now been relocated to another flat in the same building. Man lived with lodger's body for a decade - Times Online And they've rehoused the guy in the same building! If he is ill enough to live with a corpse for a decade should he not be in care?