Hoarder dead in apartment for 2 weeks
Man dead in Hoboken apartment for weeks
Early this morning, Hoboken Police made a grim discovery at 84 Bloomfield Street. A man in his 60’s had been deceased in his apartment for several weeks.
Residents of the building began noticing a foul order earlier this month, and contacted the building’s management company who originally presumed that it was likely a dead rodent. As the smell got worse – and residents became concerned about the older man who lived in the building, the management company said that they’d knock on the door, and call police if they couldn’t contact the resident in question.
They tried reaching out to the man with no success, and instead of calling the police, the management company sprinkled scented carpet powder down instead.
Last night, the odor became so unbearable that residents called police to investigate.
Took Hoboken Police over 10 hours to locate the dead body
It turned out that the man living in the building was an extreme hoarder, and his apartment was packed to the gills with papers and junk, so much that HPD had to CRAWL through the apartment.
About 10 hours later, authorities finally located the body.
No foul play is suspected in this death.
An environmental cleanup company is expected to begin work decontaminating the apartment once county officials have completed their investigation.