Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user.

The green checkmark is still there and I see no reason to unaccept this answer, but why was the reputation taken away in this case?

P.S. The question and answer that I think is responsible for that: Switching tocdepth in the middle of a document

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    Are you sure it's the accepted answer, and not a suggested edit (maybe on an unrelated post) that user might have approved? You can use this trick to get more information. – Glorfindel Mar 13 '19 at 10:48
  • (I do think it has something to do with that specific user; in SEDE, his user record is still visible.) – Glorfindel Mar 13 '19 at 10:48
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    I found this approved suggested edit where the last user who approved the edit had their account deleted. This revokes the +2 rep from the edit. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Mar 13 '19 at 10:50
  • @Glorfindel Thanks for the trick, it seems to be another post ... but I cannot see what happened there (maybe an edit to a now deleted answer ... I edited the original question), the other post being tex.stackexchange.com/questions/295466/… – jk - Reinstate Monica Mar 13 '19 at 10:55

Your edit on this question has been approved by a now-deleted user. You can see this in the suggested edit itself:

Community♦ reviewed this Feb 23 '16 at 13:12: Approve

You'd normally see Community in case of an improved edit, but here it took ownership of the approval vote from the now-deleted user. SEDE (which was updated last Sunday) still has information about the deleted user, see this query.

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If it's fair to lose +2 reputation in this case has been discussed before, e.g. here.

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