Monday, May 25, 2009

"This Case is Closed!"

Recall this incident? I looked up the report to see if there are any updates. The final medical examiner report came in listing the death as a natural one. I wasn't familiar with medical terminology. The big words were 'asthcleroerotic cardiovascular disease,' 'chronic ethanolism,' 'pulmonary emphysema.' In layman's terms it means he had a bad heart and he drank too damn much. The final words in the report were "this case is closed!" That's it! A man's whole life is officially over, complete, done away with. Nobody else to pay attention to him. In a way of speaking it is depressing. It's like now he never existed. The reason it seems depressing is that someday, someone will write those words on a report or a death certificate for all us and everything we've ever done and accomplished....finito! These are the photographs of the house the day we went into it and didn't find his body. A month later, and after three days of digging through this mess, his body was found in the kitchen, by the refrigerator underneath all that mess (pictures 2 and 3 from the top).


The Farmer's Wife said...

I once ended up shoveling out a trailer house that looked eerily like this. The guy didn't take out the trash, didn't wash a dish, didn't flush the toilet until it was a necessity....

You can't even wrap your brain around it, can you? Even now, when I think about it, I can't really believe it.


Beat And Release said...

I wish I could say your photos represent the worst case I've ever seen. I wish.

Texas Ghostrider said...

For a dirty house that is pretty clean compared to some of the crack houses. I bet the Bio Tech's had fun cleaning up that

That might be the last thing that is written about him or anyone else. I hope I leave a legacy for people to remember. In the Native American culture the names of the dead are not spoken but their accomplishments and lagacy is.

TJ said...

Okay, I just have to know -- how did the body end up UNDER all that garbage? Didn't that strike anyone as odd? I mean.. did he lay down in front of the fridge and put all that garbage on top himself when he slept?

This poor guy had a mental disorder of some kind. It's a kind of hoarding and I'd say a weird kind of OCD they way the mess is categorized.

Alas I have a friend who lives like this except it's much worse. She has the 4 foot high pile of beer cans (Bud Light is her favorite) -- but her whole house is nasty -- you can't see the floor anywhere and it's trash, mixed with dishes, mixed with clothing and papers and ugh.

I feel bad for her and it's difficult to see. I even tried to help clean it up once. For her birthday I spent 10 count them 10 hours with her cleaning up her kitchen. I can't begin to describe the foulness. I had to throw up on more than one occasion. Two months later it looked exactly the same.

It's part complete and utter laziness and part mental health issues.

Capt. Schmoe said...

Where are the Fritos? Jeeesh, everybody knows you can't drink that much beer without Fritos.