A hazardous materials team is busy trying to empty the trash-filled home at 152 4th Avenue. And while the detective on the scene couldn’t comment as an investigation is underway, according to a tipster, it appears as through the corpse of the former owner might be inside, which would explain why the property taxes haven’t been paid in a number of years and the home was reportedly foreclosed upon.
From our tipster:
“Someone finally went in to see the status of [the] home and the smell of the place was overwhelming. Apparently the owner was in there and has been dead for 7 yrs. A “not sane” vagrant has been living in the house for sometime with her dog [and] garbage is piled from ceiling to floor as the vagrant…never took out garbage.”
UPDATE: According to a neighbor, the reported “vagrant,” a severe hoarder who has been hospitalized, is actually the daughter of the homeowner. And according to the daughter, her mother’s death was never reported and the hazardous materials team is clearing the house to see if the body is inside.
And while property taxes haven’t been paid for a few years, it doesn’t appear a tax lien foreclosure has occurred.
UPDATE: As first reported, a corpse has been found.