Florida offered another bit of real-life Gothic this week, as bad things happened around a dead body.
It begins with one of those sad stories about neglected people dying alone:
The deceased elderly woman, who apparently passed away from natural causes, lived alone with her dogs. After she died, her body went undiscovered for two weeks before a noxious odor began to fill the adjacent units.
Then some body-eating by beloved animals:
Then, well, the exploding corpse:
The undiscovered body went through its normal decaying process and eventually bloated to the point that the gasses inside the corpse built enough pressure that it caused its abdomen to burst. This released gases and fluids, which is what leaked down into Rodrigo's apartment.
Followed by a Florida-style legal battle:
"The plain meaning of the term 'explosion' does not include a decomposing body's cells explosively expanding, causing leakage of bodily fluids," they court stated, per the New York Post.
The court went on to say that Rodrigo failed to establish that the woman's corpse was "tantamount to an explosion."
Florida: Infocult needs only observe to share the horror.