A loner whose mother's death sent him into a spiral of darkness killed himself in his home in or around 2007, but his death went undiscovered until the bank foreclosed on the property. According to sources, the city continued to care for the man's lawn and tax his property, but declined to collect until his bill reached over $30,000.00. His utilities has been turned off long before and the home thought abandoned.
The man had no immediate relatives and had told friends and neighbors that he was moving to New Mexico. He is thought to have shot himself; a gun was found in close proximity to the body, which was basically a skeleton at the time it was discovered.
© C Harris Lynn, 2012