According to reports, police were called to a home in the Mandurah suburb of Greenfields in the southwest of Western Australia on Wednesday, December 13.
Police further confirmed they found a deceased 56-year-old man in the home.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
The Mandurah Mail is reporting the man's 58-year-old spouse had not been able to accept his death, and so had not informed anyone of his passing.
Police are currently preparing a coroner's report, with more information to be released once completed.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.