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Boy Finds Mummified Corpse in Abandoned House

Boy Finds Mummified Corpse in Abandoned House
Posted Wednesday, June 18th 2014 @ 9am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Plenty of kids poke around abandoned houses, but there's a 12-year-old boy in Dayton, Ohio, who probably won't be doing so again: The boy on Sunday opened the door of a closet in a house that neighbors thought was unoccupied and found a mummified corpse hanging inside, reports CNN. The body was identified as homeowner Edward Brunton, who apparently killed himself just months after buying the home in 2009. Officials say Brunton, who was in his late 40s when he died, was estranged from family and friends and was never reported missing.

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