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Man dead for 'several months' found

SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - It's a house that has a scarecrow decoration on one door. Apparently, it had a corpse inside for several months. That's according to a source. Sheriff's deputies have not said how long the body was there, but they're now confirming the man's body was there for "some time".

Michael Ingraham, a neighbor says, "I haven't seen the guy for a while now. Next thing you know, cops keep pulling up, keep pulling up."

But where was his wife? Ingraham describes the scene. He says, "Two fire guys went in. They had their masks on. When the cops were coming over, they were asking, 'had we seen the lady.' "

Debbie Jones, a neighbor, says, "That's just unbelievable. I can't even imagine. I mean, we see this lady walking all the time. I can't imagine that she was in a house with a body, for that amount of months."

Jones couldn't help but watch and wonder. A bloodhound was taken inside the home Tuesday morning in the 4300 block of Marks Way. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says it's because the wife, who is legally blind, is now missing. They're hoping the dog will pick up her scent because they're concerned for her safety.

Jones says, "Yesterday morning, about 10 minutes to 10, we saw her walking from her house across the street. And from there, we have no idea where she's gone. Just disappeared into thin air."

Now, the mystery at the corner house on Marks Way deepens. Neighbors ask themselves, just how long was the body in there, without anybody noticing?

Police have not released the man's identity. It's now up to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death and how long he'd been dead. No details on the woman's identity have yet been released.

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