Pai Farrenkopf, 38 at the time of death, was found in the backseat of her car in her garage, with the key halfway in the ignition. She was estranged from family. She traveled often for weeks at a time, resided alone, and kept to herself, according to neighbors. Neighbors assumed the woman, who was of German descent, was traveling for work or visiting Germany. A nearby resident requested a wellness check on Farrenafter in 2007. With no sign of foul play, police drove away from the residence.
Farrenkopf’s mail never piled up at her home, because she usually collected it from the post office. Her bills, including her mortgage and electricity, were automatically deducted from her bank account through auto pay. Her savings totaled approximately $54,000, but eventually those funds were exhausted. The bank foreclosed on her house was after months of non-payment and ordered a contractor to repair a hole in her roof. And that’s when her body was discovered.