NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 05:22
A man was found in Den Bosch who had been dead in his apartment for five months. The police write on Facebook that he died of natural causes. “No one deserves to go unnoticed for so long.”
People are called upon to keep an eye on their neighbours. “Social control is important, especially with older people or people who behave like hermits.” By paying close attention to each other, such harrowing cases can be prevented, according to the police.
The Facebook post also points to signals that may indicate that something is not right. For example, the police advises calling if the neighbor suddenly stops making noise, stops coming out when the mailbox is getting fuller and fuller.