Hoarder's San Francisco home on sale for nearly $1 million

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There's a new listing added to San Francisco's hot real estate market. The fixer upper on 4th Avenue is being offered for $928,000. You may remember it from news reports back in April, when a woman's mummified body was found inside.

The listing states, "Major-Fixer with Peaked Roof, Lots of Vintage Charm/Details and a real News Worthy History. The home has a good location in the very desirable LAKE District neighborhood."

VIDEO: Woman found mummified in SF home may have died years ago

Pictures from the San Francisco Chronicle showed firefighters wearing oxygen masks as they entered the home on April 4. Authorities say the victim, believed to be about 90 years old, may have died five years ago. Foul play is not suspected. Her daughter apparently still lived in the home, hoarding the trash and hanging onto her mother.

Police called it the worst case of hoarding they've ever seen.

The mummified body of an elderly woman was discovered in a San Francisco home on April 4, 2015.


An expert says hoarding is a mental disorder where people who have suffered trauma hold onto things as security.

"Imagine someone is physically trying to rip your child from you and you say, 'No, this is my child.' That's the feelings and emotions that can be associated with this," said Mark Salazar of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco. "It's that strong."

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco offers support.

ABC7 News reporter Carolyn Tyler contributed to this report.
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