Texas man doesn't see his wife for a few days and, naturally, just assumes she ran off. Actually, she was dead and decomposing in a storage closet -- authorities aren't sure what the cause was. The husband says he never smelled the body because he has nerve damage in his nose. Their daughter found the woman while looking for a cat a few days later.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, JayTee! And JUNGLE JIM
(I'm not going to call shenanigans on the husband, but readers are always welcome, if they think his story smells fishy.)