Student drops out of school, lives in the attic of an Ann Arbor church for 4 years before getting caught
One of the most bizarre stories in the city's history came to a conclusion in August of 1959. Cheng Lim was a foreign exchange student from Singapore and was sponsored by the Methodist Church, to study at the University in 1952. While in Ann Arbor he attended the First Methodist Church at State and Huron.Read the whole story here: http://aapd.aadl.org/aapd/truecrimes/5-5
In 1955, Lim did not apply for the fall term as he was distressed due to low grades, feeling he had failed the people that had brought him to Ann Arbor. In an attempt to fake his suicide, Lim walked down to the Huron River and threw his passport into it. Later that night he went to the First Methodist Church and climbed a ladder that led to an attic on the north side of the church. For the next four years, Lim lived in this cramped attic space. During the night he would sneak down to the kitchen for food and water.
Found via the comments section on an AnnArbor.com story published today about a guy whose Mom expected him to graduate Saturday, but it turns out he vanished and hadn't been a student since 2011.