Another man found dead on the street

posted by Mike on March 17th, 2006

WTAG-AM reported this morning that a homeless man, Sammy, was found dead in a car in a used car lot in Main South.

It is possible he had been dead for some time.

I didn’t hear the radio report, and it’s not on the local websites, so that’s all I know. This item will be updated.

Friday update: Samuel Acevedo, RIP. The Telegram & Gazette has the story:

Basing their assessment on the condition of the body, police and Mr. Malvey said Mr. Acevedo must have been dead for some time.

[…]

Mr. Malvey said that, in a given week, he finds three or four people seeking shelter in automobiles parked in front of the dealership.

The article confirms that Mr. Acevedo “preferred living on the street,” and that it was challenging to get him to rent an apartment or stay in a shelter.

A situation like this is frustrating. You think, “What could have been done to prevent this?” and there’s no good answer. It’s one thing if a person prefers living in cars to staying at a rough place like the PIP shelter. It’s another thing if a person prefers staying in cars to living in an apartment.

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