Neighbors on a Pittsburgh street are questioning themselves after a reclusive member of their community was found dead, his body rotting inside his house for months as the mail piled up and people had not seen any sign of him.
KDKA in Pittsbugh reports that the skeletal remains were found Friday on the first floor of a home in South Oakland. The remains are pending an official identification by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner. But investigators are assuming the victim is the reclusive home owner who neighbors say would largely keep to himself.
KDKA adds that officials say that circumstances of the death do not appear to be suspicious.
But there are troubling questions related to the case, especially why the no one checked on the man for months on end.
For example, some of the mail on the man’s porch and in his mailbox was postmarked as being from May, KDKA writes. And he had not been seen for months, according to the news station, which adds:
“No one noticed the mail or anything?” Dustin Regec told KDKA. “The mailman didn’t wonder, ‘Hey, what’s going on here?'”
Another resident, Rita Sims, told KDKA: “I would see him in the first Tuesday every month at the Food Bank, but lately, I haven’t seen him for a while, and I didn’t know who to get in touch with.”