Man Found Living With A Decomposing Body In His Motel Room
Police found a man apparently living with a decomposing body in his motel room.
Around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, police responded to a call from someone at the Mission Motel in Ontario, saying that they noticed a "funky smell" coming from one of the rooms, reports the L.A. Times. When they knocked on the door to the room, they were greeted by Alfred Guerrero and and noticed a strong odor coming from the room. They also noticed flies buzzing around behind him. When asked about the smell, Guerrero refused to tell them and said they needed to look for themselves.
When police entered the motel room, they found the body of a man that had been decomposing for "several days," according to officials.
"It's extremely unusual," Ontario Police Sgt. Jeff Higbee told the Times. "I don't know what his thinking was, why he would not report it. That's suspicious in itself."
Guerrero had reportedly been living in the motel room for two years and was an acquaintance of the dead man, but the details of their relationship have not been released.
Because the cause of death has not yet been determined, Guerrero was not arrested. He was questioned by police and then released.
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