DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police are investigating after a body was found inside a home in the 200 block of South Harbine Avenue Sunday afternoon.
Neighbors told 2 NEWS they have not seen the man who lived in the home for a few years.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim, pending an autopsy and family notification.
Officers have not said if the circumstances around the death are suspicious.
2NEWS went to the home and found it engulfed in weeds; in fact, there was a note on door from the City of Dayton that posted on May 11, 2013.
On the note, it says the homeowner was in violation of the law and needed to mow the lawn.
Neighbors we spoke with said the home was a sore spot, but they hardly ever saw anyone inside for about three years.
One woman told 2NEWS she sometimes saw an older man through the window inside the home; however, in recent months the most activity she’s seen were officers responding to a call for two men who were allegedly canvassing the vacant home and looking to go inside.
Another neighbor told 2NEWS 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.
2NEWS will continue follow this developing story.