TX - Ronald Wayne White, found dead in apartment - died three years ago, Dallas, Nov 2019

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  1. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    A US Navy veteran whose body was found inside his apartment in Dallas, Texas, is believed to have lain dead there for three years.

    Ronald Wayne White's family said they had reported his absence to the authorities on numerous occasions.

    His body was discovered during an investigation of apartment units whose tenants had not been using water in the DeSoto area complex.

    Staff who broke down the bolted front door found him on the kitchen floor.

    His mother, Doris Stevens, who lives in Long Island in New York, said her son had regularly contacted her - but his calls ceased three years ago.

    She said she had reported her son missing to several different police departments, but had been told that because he was an adult and travelled extensively for work, a missing person investigation could not be opened.

    Mr White's third-floor modern apartment was located at the very north-west corner of the apartment complex, was well-insulated, and had all its windows closed and locked - possibly explaining how his body lay undiscovered for so long.

    Pete Schulte, a detective with the DeSoto Police Department, said Mr White's month-to-month lease on the apartment had been paid from an account into which his Navy retirement fund was regularly paid.

    Diabetes medication dating back to 2016 was found in the apartment, while Mr White's dust-covered pick-up truck was discovered in the DeSoto Town Center parking garage.

    Man found in apartment 'died three years ago'

    :eek: :(

    At least his car should have aroused interest after some time?

    What about mail?
     


  2. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Did no one know where he lived?:(
     
  3. insearchoflight

    insearchoflight Well-Known Member

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    At the very least LE should have done a wellness check when the family contacted them. How sad
     
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  4. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    wow I don't know what to say
    poor mama ... she tried
     
  5. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Just breaks my heart. RIP Ronald
     
  6. astheworldfallsdown

    astheworldfallsdown Well-Known Member

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    How very sad. May he rest in peace.
    I feel so sorry for his poor mother :(
     
  7. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    This is awful.

    There are devastating cases all the time where people’s bodies are not discovered for years and years- but for me this has a level of sadness even beyond, because no one found him even though he was just right there in his own apartment all along.

    Seems a terribly lonely way to have died, and one can only wonder if he was terrible lonely in life? To not be found for that long while being in one’s own apartment. Lonely. Breaks my heart. :(:(
     
  8. Moonlight lady

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    Very strange. His rent was taken out of his account monthly, but what about his utility bills, phone, etc. The mail was the first thing I though of, too. His truck was covered in dust and parked for 3 years and no one questioned it? If true, what a sad story.
     
  9. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    I have all of my utility bills including cell phone on automatic pay. The group I worked with did the same since we were on the road a lot and wouldn’t get the mail in time to pay the bill.
     
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  10. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Month to month lease - didn’t the property manager wonder why they could no longer reach him? Think to check on him or the unit?
    Not answering email, phone or the door.
    :(
     
  11. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    And didn’t they say the apartment was “boarded up”?? Why on earth was it boarded up and yet no one looked inside. So bizarre.
     
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