Came across this sad case today:
The body of Paul O’Brien, 42, who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, was only discovered when council workers eventually moved the vehicle to take it to be crushed.
The vehicle had been parked behind the Lazy Otter pub in Stretham, Cambridgeshire since October last year but despite the landlady reporting it to the police three times, officers failed to investigate it.
A friend, who asked not to be named paid tribute to Mr O’Brien, describing him as a kind man who had served with distinction in the armed forces.
He said: "Paul was a kind man. When he was in Northern Ireland he was on a reconnaissance mission into southern Ireland and came under attack. His best friend was killed but they couldn't bring a helicopter in to pick them up. Paul carried his body for five miles to the border."
Undiscovered in a van for months, the lonely death of a distinguished soldier - Telegraph
Anyone ever heard of this incident?