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Boy finds man's mummified body in closet of house

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:36 p.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio » An adolescent boy found the mummified body of a man hanging in a closet while exploring what appeared to be an abandoned house in southwestern Ohio.

The director of the Montgomery County coroner's office in Dayton says the body found Sunday had the hardened, leathery appearance of a mummy because 53-year-old Edward Brunton's tissue had dried up and was preserved in his home's cold, dark conditions.

Director Ken Betz says Brunton was homeless before inheriting money from his mother to buy the house in October 2009 and probably died soon after that. Betz says Brunton's death was ruled a suicide caused by hanging by the neck.

Betz says Brunton's house appeared vacant and the property was overgrown with weeds and posted with city cleanup warnings.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
u guys have the flare of the spectacular as I thought this happened in Hawaii. Fact that this type of incident has never ballooned in Hawaii points to the wonderful work that book 'em Louis Kealoha and his troops are doing. Whenever I see a blue and white cruzing The Streets of Honolulu, I think of Book 'em Danno, be sued after all The Man can't do everything, the man can only turn his head 180 degrees from the Top of The Ilikai.
on June 17,2014 | 11:03PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Can you imagine this poor kid's bibidees when he stumbled upon that??
on June 18,2014 | 12:09AM
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