Man found dead, leaning against Merid...

Man found dead, leaning against Meriden church

There are 14 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Man found dead, leaning against Meriden church. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Meriden police are investigating the death of a man whose body has been found leaning against a church wall.

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how obvious

Marion, CT

#1 Nov 18, 2008
He has some good balance! Dead yet still standing, wow.....
Black

Shelton, CT

#2 Nov 18, 2008
how obvious wrote:
He has some good balance! Dead yet still standing, wow.....
He wasn't standing you Fing idiot. He was sitting down.
family

Southold, NY

#3 Nov 19, 2008
And this is funny to you? Let me know when I can come and do the eulogy for someone in YOUR family!
friend

Yorktown Heights, NY

#4 Nov 19, 2008
The man who died was a wonderful person who tried very hard for a long time. I am terribly saddened to hear that this disease has taken yet another. I am very sorry for your loss.
Julio Gallo

United States

#5 Nov 19, 2008
friend wrote:
The man who died was a wonderful person who tried very hard for a long time. I am terribly saddened to hear that this disease has taken yet another. I am very sorry for your loss.
And what disease is that? There was nothing mentioned in the report. I'm guessing he was a drunkard.
Jewel

United States

#6 Nov 19, 2008
Actually I work next door, and we were the ones who found the body. The guy looked like he was sleeping and passed out drunk, which sadly is common around that area because of the soup kitchen. We called the police. He had pills on him and supposedly had consumed a great amount of them. The sad thing is to think that he came to this soup kitchen for help, and all they did was provide a meal. If more people would teach about God's love and mercy maybe less people would feel hopeless enough to kill themselves. Maybe more people ought to become a good Samaritan, and less hypocritical?
The Reaper

United States

#7 Nov 19, 2008
Julio Gallo wrote:
<quoted text>And what disease is that?
Rigor mortis.
The Reaper

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2008
Jewel wrote:
Actually I work next door, and we were the ones who found the body. The guy looked like he was sleeping and passed out drunk, which sadly is common around that area because of the soup kitchen. We called the police. He had pills on him and supposedly had consumed a great amount of them. The sad thing is to think that he came to this soup kitchen for help, and all they did was provide a meal. If more people would teach about God's love and mercy maybe less people would feel hopeless enough to kill themselves. Maybe more people ought to become a good Samaritan, and less hypocritical?
Did you clean out his wallet before calling the cops?
The Reaper

United States

#9 Nov 19, 2008
family wrote:
And this is funny to you?
Yes. Very.
Jewel

United States

#10 Nov 19, 2008
The Reaper wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Very.
no way I was gonna touch a dead body eww gross besides that would be disturbing the scene that and... he was homeless and had no money... people don't go around killing themselves with pockets full of money.

I think you have a sick sense of humor... I "saw" the body. You I think need to be faced with reality or locked up in a place that has padded walls. It's not really that funny.
doyle

Plainville, CT

#11 Nov 20, 2008
regardless of how this man died somewhere along the line he had parents and perhaps children that will never see him again, with all that is going on in the world it sickens me to see how many cold uncaring people there are in this world. maybe some of you ought to get out there this holiday season and do something to help out the less fortunate! thank your lucky stars he was not a member of your family stuggling.
peace
family friend

Southold, NY

#12 Nov 20, 2008
This man did have family, children and a grandchild who will now go through this holiday season without him. Regardless of the circumstances of his death, it's still a loss. Jewel, thank you for calling the police. It does make me wonder how many people chose to walk by him without doing anything at all. No one knew where he was, and for his own reasons, wanted it that way. We all struggle daily, in one way or another with some sort of demon. Holiday or not, reach your hand out to someone. Even a smile could be what it takes, to let them know that they are noticed, and not looked upon as trash. For all you people know, this man could have been an executive with a major company, and a bank account full of money. It isn't only the less fortunate that choose to take their lives.

Since: Nov 08

Stamford, CT

#13 Nov 21, 2008
Was he there overnight? The cold would have been enough to do someone in.
The Reaper

United States

#14 Nov 25, 2008
Jewel wrote:
<quoted text>
no way I was gonna touch a dead body eww gross besides that would be disturbing the scene that and... he was homeless and had no money... people don't go around killing themselves with pockets full of money.
I think you have a sick sense of humor... I "saw" the body. You I think need to be faced with reality or locked up in a place that has padded walls. It's not really that funny.
I spend my days in a very warm place down south. Wish you were here!

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