We live in a fast-paced, consumer-driven society. It’s easier to have too much than not to have enough. Sometimes we get stacks of unused items and rubbish that piles up for months or years.
It’s always a chore for another time, but clutter is clutter, and too much makes a mess. There’s being disorganized and not thinking too hard about what we collect, and then there’s hoarding.
Hoarding goes beyond having too much and not wanting to pay the garbage collector extra.
It’s a terrible habit formed by people with deeper-seated issues than what may be apparent. And at least one thing all hoarders have in common is they have the same trait as a murderer.
Bruce Roberts killed Shane Snellman nearly two decades ago and stored his body in his home among piles and piles of trash.
Then he either just forgot about it, or his clever ploy to obscure a body through his hoarding left the murder unsolved until recently when the body was discovered when his estate was being cleared out after his death.
10 /10 Outback Awful
Bruce Roberts, the murderer, was a peculiar sort of man even before becoming a killer. Not much is known about him.
He was a bit of a recluse, having inherited the home he hoarded in and $1 million in shares which he managed and made his way through slowly over decades.
His neighbors described him as socially awkward, a loner, and unpredictable.
9 /10 Snell’s Pace
Shane Snellman grew up in a Catholic convent home and later in a boy’s group home. At 15, he was charged with the murder of a homeless man but was acquitted.
From there, he turned to drugs and became an addict, which sent him on a spiraling course of impulses that led to multiple sentences for theft and drug-related charges.
When he was released in 2002, his girlfriend likened his state to meth addiction.