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Corpse in Home of Missing Woman

A body has been found under a pile of debris in the North Oakland home of a woman who has been missing for more than six years, authorities said.

Authorities believe the remains could be those of Eunice Burwell-Workman, who was 77 when she disappeared in December 2002.

Relatives and workers found the body in a bedroom while clearing out the home, which was filled with her belongings. The home had been searched before, and it was unclear why the body wasn’t found earlier. (Okay, that just seems really, really bizarre. Was there not a smell?! Did they not bring in a dog? Did her children just do a drive-by and think, “Nah, looks empty.” Sheesh!)

It did not appear that anyone had been living at the home recently.

Police are trying to determine whether the victim died after the debris fell on her.

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Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    I’m with you. I’d be a bit concerned about the quality of police service in that town if they missed that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds fishy to me. Why would the house still be sitting there 6 years later, in the same condition. And, the police didn't move anything it seems. Guess they never tho't she'd be hidden if she were dead.
    Maxie ( )