INVESTIGATION OF ROOMING HOUSE BODY

by Christian Mower on August 8, 2012

OFFICIALS IN PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE ARE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE HEALTH AND CODE VIOLATIONS IN A ROOMING HOUSE OWNED BY A CENTER OSSIPEE MAN AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND IN ONE OF THE ROOMS.

THE MAN HAD BEEN DEAD FOR ABOUT NINE DAYS.

PORTSMOUTH POLICE CAPT. COREY MacDONALD SAYS POLICE WERE CALLED JULY 20TH ABOUT A STRONG ODOR AND THEY FOUND A MAN IN A ROOM WHO HAD BEEN DEAD “FOR SOME TIME.”

PORTSMOUTH CITY ATTORNEY ROBERT SULLIVAN SAYS A RESPONSIBLE BUILDING MANAGER WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO ONGOING ODOR.

HE TELLS THE PORTSMOUTH HERALD HEALTH, CODE AND BUILDING INSPECTORS HAD BEEN TO THE BUILDING IN THE RECENT PAST.

SULLIVAN EXPECTS THERE WILL BE A LIST OF VIOLATIONS.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS THE BUILDING’S OWNER – BRIAN HOGAN – DID NOT RETURN A PHONE MESSAGE LEFT TUESDAY ASKING FOR COMMENT.

WRITER: MACKENZIE WED AUG 8 2012, REWRITE OF AP WIRE STORY WITH ORIGINAL MATERIAL FROM THE PORTSMOUTH HERALD, WWW.SEACOASTONLINE.COM