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Hoarding

Crime Scene Tape (file/credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Cops: Hoarder Dies After Floor In Home Collapses

A 66-year-old Connecticut woman who appeared to be a hoarder died when the cluttered first floor of her home collapsed into the basement, police said.

06/15/2014

Rescuers carry out cats from a house in Westbury, N.Y. on May 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Raid L.I. Home, Rescue Dozens Of Cats Living In ‘Deplorable’ Conditions

The cats were taken to the North Shore Animal League for bathing, shots and to be put up for adoption.

05/14/2014

Bergen County Hoarder Alice Klee (credit: New Milford Police)

North Jersey Hoarder Found Partially Mummified Among Trash, Animal Feces

Neighbors hadn’t seen Alice Klee since early February. Authorities went to her home and never found her, leading to a missing persons report.

04/17/2013

Hoarding house Greenwich

Fire Kills 1, Badly Burns Another In Extreme Hoarding Intervention Gone Awry

An extreme hoarding situation ended in extreme sadness on Tuesday. It may have been a final act of defiance that killed a man and seriously injured his sick mother.

10/02/2012

Apartment fire in the Wakefield section of the Bronx (credit: CBS 2)

Elderly Father Dies In Bronx Apartment Fire

Firemen said they had trouble getting into the third floor apartment of 65-year-old Tyril Royer because of hoarding conditions all the way up to the door.

02/17/2012

Yonkers house of horrors

Police Could Charge Yonkers Woman After Finding Father’s Decomposing Body In Home

Authorities are still waiting to get autopsy results in the death of Roy Swenson – believed to be in his 90’s — before they decide if they’ll charge his daughter, Christina Swenson.

05/16/2011

Hoarding

Secret World Of Hoarding

It may be hard to imagine, living in clutter to the point where it may threaten health and safety. But between 3 million and 6 million Americans have a disorder that causes them to hoard.

09/27/2010