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Nothing suspicious in death of person at 400 Towers whose body wasn't discovered until much later

By Howard B. Owens

Investigators found nothing suspicious in the death of a resident of 400 Towers whose body was discovered Friday morning and had apparently been dead for a long period of time.

Batavia PD spokesman Det. Eric Hill said there is no exact time of death for the male resident, but that he had been dead for an extended period of time before his body was found.

WBTA, our news partner, attempted to contact leadership at the Batavia Housing Authority, which runs 400 Towers, for comment on the situation, but the calls were not returned.

In response to our question about whether this sort of circumstance is rare or common, Hill said, "It’s not unusual for a person to be deceased for a while before they are found. It’s also not something that we keep records on so I couldn’t say if it happens more often at one place than another."

Hill said the name of the deceased is being withheld out of respect for the family. He did say the deceased had a number of medical conditions. 

George Richardson

This is why I want to live until every person I have ever known or loved or had any care about me is long dead and gone. Yes, the story of Jesus loves me is nice but it's total bullshit. What you say? Bullshit. Stepped in what?
At least he doesn't know he is dead because he is now.

Jun 16, 2015, 11:56am Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

Sorry, Howard, but I couldn't let this one slide without commenting on it. I'm guessing I'll probably catch flak for it, but, oh well.

Who's is a contraction of "who is".
The header of this post, along with the first sentence, should be using the word "whose".

Jun 16, 2015, 12:12pm Permalink
Billie Owens

I'm the copy editor and I caught the error more an hour after the story was posted. I edit catch-as-catch-can and this happens. I wince, and apologize.

Jun 16, 2015, 12:18pm Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

No biggie, Billie. It happens.
I remember my resume' writing days. I'd proofread them 4 or 5 times 'til I got 'em right, only to discover, weeks later, after I mailed them, some obvious blunder.
I think my forehead has a permanent indentation from those "Duh!" moments.

Jun 16, 2015, 1:03pm Permalink
Kyle Couchman

There is more to this story, but I mean to speak to Billie or Howard first before making more comment. All I CAN say though is there will be no comment from the admin. There is a reason for that.

Jun 16, 2015, 3:46pm Permalink

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