Man 'killed burglar and lived with the body for 15 years', used air freshener

The man himself had died in 2017 of natural causes, the burglar’s remnants were found a year later

A bizarre incident has come in news where an Australian hoarder had killed a burglar and kept the corpse for 15 years as reported on local media on Thursday.


He used more than 70 air fresheners to cover the smell.


A coronial investigation revealed that the man based in Sydney called Bruce Roberts shot interloper Shane Snellman during an attempted home robbery in 2002 and kept the body in his house.


After Roberts had died in 2017 of natural causes, neighbours alerted emergency services who found his body slumped over a heater. But Snellman's remains were not discovered amid piles of rubbish in the house until cleaners were hired to clear the estate about a year later.


When the body was found it was surrounded by more than 70 bottles of air freshener.


Roberts was an extreme hoarder who rarely left his home, where more than a dozen firearms were also found.

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