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A horrified landlord has told police how he found the mummified body of an elderly tenant sitting on a stool in his basement apartment nearly a year after he thought he'd moved out.

Police in Munich, Germany, believe the 78-year-old man had died three years ago but direct debits from his bank had kept the rent coming until the cash ran out last August.

His preserved body was discovered by the landlord perched on a stool wearing overalls and with four inch long fingernails.

Police say his body had at first been missed by property management officials who'd given up on the flat when they saw it was full of old newspapers and stacks of rubbish.

It was only when the landlord let himself in that he discovered his tenant sitting dead in the kitchen.

"I hadn't seen or heard from him in ages. Then when the rent stopped coming I'd assumed he'd moved out," he told police.

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