Mummified body found in front of blaring TV
Southampton New York Police were called to a Long Island man's house and discovered that the mummified remains of a man who had been there for more than a year, sitting in front of a television set. Neighbors assumed man was in the hospital or a long-term care facility. Both articles address this unusual story in different ways. The World News gives insight as to how the body became mummified while Reuters focused much more on the unusual circumstances. These styles are shown by the quotes each reporter got from the same source, morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus.
The medical examiner's office considered his body mummified because the lack of humidity in his home preserved his features, morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus said.
"You could see his face. He still had hair on his head," Newsday quoted morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus as saying.
This story is so unusual that it can stand alone in both the hourglass style and the inverted pyramid style. Both articles go with the inverted pyramid style, but do to the uniqueness of this story a third style leaving the mummification angle at the end can also be used. This could be done in a brief, twist style format. Both of the news story's that reported on this decided to retain conventional methods.