Sure, it has all the components of a good horror movie firmly in place, but this story actually happened in Dayton, Ohio. An adventurous young lad decided to enter into an old thought-to-be-abandoned house in his neighborhood to do a little exploring and found more than he bargained for.
As per CNN, neighbors thought the house was abandoned, and it looked that way. The front door was papered with citations for the overgrown yard, and no one came and went from the address. The home was unfurnished.
Inside, however, was the body of Edward Brunton, who hanged himself with a belt in a closet in 2009. Brunton was in his late 40s at the time of his suicide.
The closet shielded his body from rapid decomposition, animals, and insects, resulting in the mummy-like condition the boy found it in. The child in question at first thought that he had found a dummy or a mannequin. Little did he know he had made a far more ghastly discovery.
The boy’s mother, Michelle McGrath, went into the house to investigate. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until she entered the room that housed the closet. “When I crossed the threshold of the room, is when I smelled it,” she said. She called the police.
Authorities found identification documents on Brunton’s body. His estranged brother, who still recognized him, confirmed it was him.
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