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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wait: Somebody Was Murdered In That House? Sold!

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

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Today's Suburban Journals recounts the story of Dave and Amy Rhymer, a couple in their late twenties who last fall got a real steal on a Collinsville home that was the site of a "grisly" murder.

The couple was initially clueless to the house's history -- but put in an offer as soon as they found out about the stabbed corpse that had been found underneath a tarp in 2007. 

The fact that the sellers warmed to their offer -- $20,000 off the asking price -- wasn't the only benefit.

The place came furnished, too!

OK, so the Rhymers may be charming, but perhaps not the best subjects for the moral of this story: What the SJ means to say is that neither Illinois nor Missouri require home sellers to disclose the fact that their humble abode was the scene of a ghastly crime

Anybody sniff a reality-show concept here? 

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