The body of a man found inside a Blackpool house last month has still not been identified, police said.
The badly decomposed corpse was found in the bathroom of a semi-detached home in Renwick Avenue, South Shore, three weeks after a woman was rescued from inside and taken to hospital.
The body is feared to be that of the 58-year-old woman’s son, who was in his 30s and has not been seen since she was removed by firefighters and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for emergency treatment.
A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was ‘not suspicious’, a spokesman for Lancashire Police said, but did not provide a formal identification.
The force did not say if the cause of death has been established, or when the man is thought to have died.
Environmental health workers discovered the body on October 27 after neighbours reported a smell coming from the house.
The council said workers visited to clear the property of ‘a large amount of waste’, but found the bathroom door blocked.
Firefighters were called in, and the body was found at 3pm after the door was opened with tools.
Weeks earlier, on October 5, neighbours said they heard the woman there calling for help from an upstairs window, and dialled 999.
She was taken to hospital and later to a rehabilitation centre in the town.