Sunday, February 18, 2007
By Hannah Sentenac
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From what police in :siteSearch('Hampton Bays');" target="_blank">Hampton Bays (external - login to view), N.Y., can determine, the 70-year-old was sitting alone watching TV in his two-story home when he died.
That was more than a year ago, and when workers were summoned to his house last week after a report that freezing temperatures had caused the home's pipes to burst, they found Ricardo's mummified body still sitting on the couch, the TV still on.
A neighbor of Ricardo's, Deanna Devon, was shocked that no one discovered him sooner.
"He was blind and he used to wander into the street. I used to worry he would get hit," she told FOXNews.com.
Vinnie was often seen walking in the streets with his cane, Devon said.
Ricardo had been stricken blind in his 50s and suffered from diabetes.
He apparently died of natural causes, according to Dr. Stuart Dawson, :siteSearch('Suffolk County');" target="_blank">Suffolk County (external - login to view) deputy chief medical examiner.
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