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FT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) – The new owner of a foreclosed home in Cape Coral got more than he bargained when he went to inspect his purchase.

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William Wilson bought the light pink house on SE 19th Lane for $96,000 at an auction on Tuesday, according to the News-Press of Fort Myers.

When he went to mow the lawn and check out the house itself on Wednesday, he found a corpse on the master bedroom floor. Wilson told the paper all that remained was the bones, skin and smell of the remains.

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Wilson said the inside of the house was a mess and it looked like whoever lived there was packing to move.

Cape Coral police said the most recent piece of mail was from November of 2011 and unpaid taxes went back three years, according to the News-Press.

Longtime residents of the neighborhood said the last people to live in the house was an older woman from Miami and her sister, but they hadn’t been seen or heard from in years.

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