Police in a Milwaukee suburb say a man whose skeletal remains were found in a house likely committed suicide.
According to the West Allis police department, a handgun was found at the scene and he had a single gunshot wound to the head.
Deputy Chief Charles Padgett had said the house was foreclosed upon for failure to pay taxes and when workers went to clean and assess the house Monday they found the remains. The 45-year-old man lived there.
Padgett said Friday the house was owned at one point by the man’s mother but she had died.
He says they are still investigating the last time anyone had contact with him, but the most recent mail found in the house was dated 2007.
Police and medical examiners are investigating the death of a person whose skeleton was found Monday in an abandoned house in West Allis.
The West Allis Police Department received a call at 3:12 p.m. Monday about a body in a residence in the 1300 block of S. 58th St., according to a news release.
"The body was located in a state of decomposition to the degree that skeletal remains were recovered. The residence was presumed unoccupied and abandoned for the past several years. The exact date/time of death is unknown at this point," the release said.
Police and the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office are now trying to find out who the person is and how he or she died.
Police said preliminary investigation “does not indicate a danger to the community.”
Um, so the police were all over our block today. Because they found a “badly decomposing body in the abandoned house” directly across the street from us. So there’s that.
The police and local news reporters talked to me, so Jack and I were on tv, thus publicizing what I hope was the single least attractive moment of my life. Post-gym, nothing done to it, wavy/curly/nappy hair, flapping wildly in the wind; terrible, sunless, Wisconsin winter in the mid-day lighting; a shot-from-the-street while I’m on the curb/upward angle…and then there are the expressions…oh, the expressions…eyes a-poppin’ and a Wisconsin accent a’flingin’…Oh, and I was pretty much fully unaware of said accent. Until now.
Now I’m self-conscious about it.
Everyone I know saw this newscast.
I’ve been reading mom-blog, looking for fun activities for the boys since the frigid weather has us trapped indoors. They pretty much serve no purpose, I’m sure, other than to make me feel totally inadequate.
I just sighed to P, “…I need to figure out how to make the boys smarter…” So there’s that.