Pensioner who lived alone found dead in apartment by 13-year-old boy


A 71-year-old man, Dennis Harold Dey of Lot 207 Wisroc Housing Scheme, Linden was found lying motionless in his apartment at around 11:30h on Thursday by a 13-year-old boy.

They Break News understands that the now dead man was living alone in an apartment which is owned by Vanessa Phillips. It is alleged that he was suffering from hypertension, prostate cancer and was in the habit of smoking.

On Thursday, a tenant complained about a stench emanating from Dey’s apartment and later sent her 13-year-old son to make checks. The teenager found the man lying motionless on the ground in his apartment. As a result, the Police were summoned to the scene.

The man’s body was examined but no marks of violence were seen. Dey was later escorted to Mackenzie Hospital Complex where he was officially pronounced dead.

His remains were later transported to the Pensioners Funeral Parlour where it is awaiting a post mortem examination. The Police have since launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the elderly man’s death.


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