Dead woman kept in Florida storage locker for 17 years

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By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) A dead woman was kept in a Florida storage unit for 17 years, according to a press release by police.

When grandma went to a better place, she probably had something a little more luxurious in mind.

A manager at a self-storage facility made ​​a shocking discovery on Thursday, after a customer revealed that her family had their grandmother's body locked up in a rental storage unit for the past 17 years, Florida investigators said.

Kevin McKeon, manager at the U-Stor storage in Clearwater, learned about the body earlier this week, when he called a tenant in order to inform her that she was behind on payments, according to reports. McKeon informed the tenant that the contents of the storage locker would soon be auctioned off.

The granddaughter told McKeon that he could not sell the possessions, because one of those items in the unit is the grandmother.

"She called and said: ‘My mother told me on her deathbed that grandma is in the storage unit. You cannot sell our stuff,'” Joelle Castelli, a spokesperson for the Clearwater Police, said.

Skeptical of the conversation, McKeon did not check the storage unit until Thursday. When he opened the door and saw a long blue coffin, he immediately contact the Clearwater Police Department.

Since then, authorities have located the death certificate of the grandmother, who died in 1995, and reportedly was properly prepared for burial.

Police identified the dead body as Ann Bunch. So far, no charges have been filed. Authorities are continuing the investigation.