• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


No announcement yet.

Hoarder was found, 2 days after digging:

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Hoarder was found, 2 days after digging:


    A Dallas house was so jammed with clutter that it took two days before the homeowner's body was finally discovered amid the debris, authorities said Friday.

    Only after city officials brought in a contractor to remove piles of debris from the home did cadaver dogs help crews in protective suits locate the 67-year-old man Thursday.

    At one point during the search, emergency workers who had looked through multiple piles of clutter without finding the man cut holes in the roof to gain access through the attic. The debris reached to the ceiling in some areas.

    The carcasses of two dogs and a raccoon found amid the squalor distracted cadaver dogs used in the search. Also found were gallon milk jugs filled with urine as the bathroom was inaccessible because of the clutter.

    "We just could not get around or find anything," said Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender.

    Authorities went to the house last weekend on a welfare check after the unidentified man had not been heard from since March 15.

    Workers wearing protective suits and breathing gear could be seen this week removing loads of trash from the home, including outdated electronics.


  • #2
    Sad how some people can become consumed by this mental disorder.
    "The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the pessimist usually has more information."

    "Where law ends tyranny begins. Where law begins, tyranny becomes legal."

    “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ― Ayn Rand


    • #3
      There's nothing wrong with being a hoarder, if you hoard the right stuff.....like Pmags, Drums, extra food and spare parts!

      KMA - KGC - THA - #01

      '308 Holes Make Invisible Souls'

      'The Path of Excess Leads to the Palace of Wisdom'

      'Crush Your Enemies, See Them Driven Before You, Hear the Lamentations of their Women'

      You cannot invade mainland America.
      There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

      Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Admiral


      • #4
        Originally posted by Briansammo View Post
        There's nothing wrong with being a hoarder, if you hoard the right stuff.....like Pmags, Drums, extra food and spare parts!