A man whose remains were discovered inside of the home of a deceased Australian hoarder had been fatally shot during a robbery attempt — and his body was left to decompose for 15 years among the piles of detritus that filled the home.
The grisly details were revealed in findings from a May inquest stemming from the 2017 discovery outside of Sydney, according to News.com.au.
Bruce Roberts shot and killed Shane Snellman in 2002 after Snellman broke into his suburban “house of horrors,” the court hearing reportedly disclosed.
The killer even used air freshener to blunt the putrid smell of death.
More than 70 bottles of air freshener were found around Snellman’s mummified corpse, hidden in a bedroom, in a “conscious effort to mask the smell,” Counsel Assisting Tina Xanthos told the Coroner’s Court in Lidcombe.
Roberts rarely left his Greenwich home, which he inherited at a young age, along with $1 million.
In 2017, police forced their way