A Clearwater, Florida, storage facility manager received quite a surprise when he discovered that one of his storage units had been used as a burial crypt...for more than 17 years!
Kevin McKeon of U-Stor Self Storage found out about the body after the renter fell behind on her payments for the unit. When he contacted the renter to inform her that the contents of the unit would be sold if she was unable to come up with the money, she told him he couldn't sell all the objects, as one of them was a coffin containing the remains of her long-departed grandma!
Initially, McKeon did not believe her story, feeling it was just a ruse to buy more time to come up with the money for the payment, so he didn't check on the unit until several days later, on Thursday. When he opened the door, he quickly discovered the renter was actually telling the truth, when he saw the long blue casket stored inside. He immediately contacted local authorities.
Police and investigators have since located the death certificate for the woman, who died in 1995 at the age of 94. The body was properly prepared for burial, authorities report. As of now, no charges have been filed against the renter of the storage unit.