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A Navy Veteran that was found deceased in his home had been dead for 3 years

Posted at 12:31 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 13:31:32-05

DESOTO, TX — A Navy Veteran was found dead in his home last week, and medical examiners believe he had been dead in his home for three years, according to WFAA.

Ronald White was 51 years old when he died in his DeSoto home.

White's body was discovered during a maintenance check to see why he wasn't using any water. They found him on the kitchen floor,

How did his body stay there for so long without anyone knowing?

For starters, his bills were set up for automatic withdrawal - so he was still paying his bills even though he was deceased.

His family said he traveled often for his job. When he disappeared three years ago, his mother said that she was in New York and couldn't hire a private investigator because she didn't have the funds.

"I can't hardly cope with it to be honest with you. And if I wasn't around them I probably wouldn't (crying) I can't hardly deal with it," his mother said.