Body found hanging for 5 years in closet

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery Coroner’s office said the body found inside a home in the 200 block of South Harbine Avenue Sunday afternoon has been there for five years.

The body was found hanging in a closet, and according to the coroner, was leathery and skeletal.

“Because of the location where he was found, it was relatively protected, sunlight protected, temperature protected and low humidity,” said Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Montgomery County Coroner.

Dr. Harshbarger said he believes the body is that of 53 year-old Edward Brunton, based on identification and other paperwork found inside the home. Officials are still waiting for dental records to make a positive determination.

A neighbor told 2 NEWS she’s surprised this could have happened in her own neighborhood.

“My reaction, I mean, I’m kinda scarred. I want to, you know, I want to be able to know more, you know, cause I having a son and I’m about to raise him right in this house so when you guys tell me a dead body, I’m like, you know, I’ve never seen no activity, you know, for nothing bad… I don’t know,” said Ciera Richter.

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