A concerned neighbor who noticed yellowing letters and cobwebs in the mailbox next door made a grisly discovery in Beverly Hills.
Authorities were called and what is believed to be the body of 82-year-old former Playboy Playmate and actress Yvette Vickers was taken from the dilapidated house. Vickers' remains were mummified, and it is estimated that she had been dead for up to a year.
The neighbor, identified as Susan Savage, said that Vickers kept to herself, but the increasingly poor condition of her house raised red flags.
A positive identification of Yvette Vickers is awaiting DNA analysis. Coroners have not yet released the cause of her death.
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"We've all been crying about this," Savage said. "Nobody should be left alone like that."
Vickers was born Yvette Vedder in Kansas City, Missouri. She appeared in the 1958 B-movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and 1959's "Attack of the Giant Leeches." Her last feature role was in a 1990 horror called "Evil Spirits."