|# Posted: 18 Jan 2013 05:23
When they die from dehydration they mummify, you'll usually find a dried dust bunny covered husk.
If they died in a wet area, the body will rot, and it would likely stink. Complete breakdown wouldn't happen overnight though.
If he pulled a Houdini on ya, look under furniture, in corners, behind dressers, behind the toilet.
His first priority after escape is to find a source of water to keep hydrated. If he cannot find somewhere damp at least he won't survive long.
Put out a dish of water, in case he escaped he will have a place to soak. Might even be able to catch him in the bowl. If he hasn't been gone too long.
We can never go back to the way it was...