Wayne Donawho manages a property at 601 Fairview, across from Barnaby's, and he has been receiving complaints from tenants about a bad smell.
Yesterday he traced it to one apartment, but the tenant there said it must be an animal under the building. Donawho was pretty convinced it was coming from the apartment, but the man said his mother was sleeping and he didn't want to disturb her.
The smell got worse, so a tenant called the cops this morning. They got in the apartment and found the mother, who had been dead for some time.
"I don't know if she died and he was keeping her to get a Social Security check or what -- the police are there now looking at everything," Donawho tells Hair Balls.
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The tenant also initially told police his mother was sleeping, Donawho said.
He said he had had only scattered interaction with the man since taking over the apartment management in August.
"I always thought he was just a little weird, but I never thought it would turn into something like this," he says.