April 9th According to a British newspaper The Guardian on the 8th, a man living alone died in Oslo, Norway, which was unknown for nine years. He was not discovered until December 2020.
The police found that the man died in April 2011, and the autopsy showed that he died of natural causes. His pension was discontinued as early as 2018, when the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Authority (NAV) could not contact him, but his bills continued to be automatically paid from bank accounts.
The man was reported to be in his 60s at the time of his death, had been married more than once, and had children. But neighbors said that he didn’t associate with others, and when they didn’t see him, they thought he had moved away or been sent to a nursing home. His body was not found until the gatekeeper asked the police to open the apartment for repair.
Arn Crokan, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, believes that if the man died 30 years ago, he is unlikely to be discovered nine years later. New technology systems simplify human processes while also making people pay for digital services.