Thursday, October 13, 2011

ISDP: The Fading Light of October

The final minutes of October 13th are ticking away and multitudes of olfactively obsessed weirdos are wondering: Where is this month’s edition of FirstNerve’s most popular feature?

Fear not. Here is our exhaustive compilation of The Malodor from Beyond, items having in common the same grim punch line and the journalistic tic “foul odor.” Autumn is upon us, temperatures are dropping, and the news is accordingly sparse.

First up is a case in Tucson, Arizona, where a man’s body was discovered after police received a call “about a foul odor coming from an apartment.” The death is considered a homicide.

Then off to Tulsa, Oklahoma where police got a call about a foul odor coming from the cab of a semi parked near an apartment complex. Inside police found the body of a 58-year-old man from nearby Broken Arrow, who had last been seen entering the truck three days earlier. Foul play is not suspected.

Finally, WCTI reporter Mike Valerio files a story from North Carolina with a headline that reverses the likely course of events: “Two Bodies Discovered, Rancid Smell Covers Neighborhood.”
Two decaying bodies were discovered inside a Pitt County mobile home Friday, after neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from the residence since Tuesday.
Four days before authorities arrived? The stench became so strong that the landlord, who was mowing the lawn nearby, decided to investigate. Why?
The landlord said the smell of death was unmistakable, an odor he recognized after serving thirty years as a detective with the New York City police department and fighting in the Vietnam War.
A week and a half later 34-year-old Joey Allen Owens was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in connection with the case.


+ Q Perfume Blog said...

In Brazil dead bodies were found because of a barking dog...
A couple called the police after buying a new house some kilometers of a shanty town. Seems that there was a dog barking 24X7. When the police investigated, they found out that criminals were dropping off bodies in a hole where the dog was eating them to the bones. The dog was barking because he was hungry and not feed for a week.

That said...I wonder why there is a lady near my house that keeps 40 dogs at home and nobody seems to succeed to get rid of her and the dogs. The strong smell of urine comes to my nostrils sometimes at night, brought by the wind. But so far no dead people smell... but, if there will be one, it will be probably hers, because her door to door neighbor said in court that he would probably end up killing the 88 yrs old senile woman one of these days... Brazil...what do you expect?

+ Q Perfume Blog said...

P.S>: I also leave near the stadium and last week I could smell a lot of progesterone coming from Bieber's rock concert....go figure...

Avery Gilbert said...

+Q Perfume Blog:

Whoa . . . disposing of bodies by feeding them to a penned dog. That is creepy and bizarre. Something you'd expect from Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Crazy pet hoarders are far less interesting. Except for the California lady who was spending 100s of dollars a month to feed wild bears near her house.