Safe Mode: On
Frozen in indifference: Life goes on around body found in vacant warehouse

Charlie LeDuff / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- This city has not always been a gentle place, but a series of events over the past few, frigid days causes one to wonder how cold the collective heart has grown.

It starts with a phone call made by a man who said his friend found a dead body in the elevator shaft of an abandoned building on the city's west side.

"He's encased in ice, except his legs, which are sticking out like Popsicle sticks," the caller phoned to tell this reporter.

"Why didn't your friend call the police?"

"He was trespassing and didn't want to get in trouble," the caller replied. As it happens, the caller's friend is an urban explorer who gets thrills rummaging through and photographing the ruins of Detroit. It turns out that this explorer last week was playing hockey with a group of other explorers on the frozen waters that had collected in the basemen

-

Added: Jan-29-2009 Occurred On: Jan-28-2009
By: GYMMY_T2
In:
News
Tags: Detroit, Death, frozen
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
Views: 12372 | Comments: 26 | Votes: 1 | Favorites: 1 | Shared: 2 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE