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Man's body found following report of bad odor

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Jun 17th, 2013 @ 9:53am



TAYLORSVILLE — A foul odor coming from one side of a duplex led to the discovery of the body of a man who police believe had been dead for several days.

About 2:40 a.m. Monday, the owner of a duplex near 4500 South and 2400 West could smell a bad odor coming from the other half of the duplex, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. The duplex owner thought that no one was living there because the other owner was believed to have moved out about a year ago, he said.


The owner of a duplex could smell a bad odor coming from the other half of the duplex. - Lt. Justin Hoyal

The owner forced his way into the house and found the body of a 61-year-old man living in very unkempt conditions.

Hoyal said the man was believed to be the other homeowner, but it was unknown when he had moved back in or how long he had been living there before he died. His half of the duplex reportedly had no power or water.

The cause of death was undetermined Monday but was not believed to be suspicious, Hoyal said.

The man's name was not immediately released pending notification of family.

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