Owners assumed an apartment was abandoned when they stopped receiving rent in August. Why they waited until February to pay other tenants to clean it up is any body's guess. Workers found buckets of human waste and a bathtub covered with plywood and full of dirt. When they started digging it out, cleaners uncovered a partially mummified leg. They stopped cleaning and called police.
Sgt. Joel Tranter said the body had obviously been there several years.
It may be the body of the man who rented the apartment originally, who was last seen by the owners about 7 years ago. The owners saw a different man 4 years ago, but he claimed he was the original renter, and rent was paid in full so they didn't ask questions.