Thursday, June 14, 2012

Finding a body

Yergh. Not something you expect to see on any day.
A man walking on East Dewey Street just west of Ogden Place found a body in the bushes this morning.

The decomposing body was behind a vacant house. Police spokesman officer Matt Porter said little was known about the man found, but foul play was not suspected.
(from the Express-News)

That's by San Antonio College. And guess what alerted the passer-by to the body's presence. The smell.

No word on whether this was a homeless person, but they found drug paraphernalia near the body, which seems to suggest a drug-related death in a spot out of the way enough so that the dead man was not noticed right away. Not until a few days later, at least.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live across the street from the vacant house. I remember the smell while walking back from San Antonio College on wednesday, but thought it was just a broken sewer line or something. Guess I was wrong.