Silver City police investigating dead...

Silver City police investigating dead body found across from EMS bu...

There are 29 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 9, 2010, titled Silver City police investigating dead body found across from EMS bu.... In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Silver City Police need help in identifying a body that was dicovered Tuesday afternoon in the bushes on E. 32nd Street, across from the EMS building.

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Dawn of the Dead

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jun 9, 2010
You mean people in Silver City are (cue the scary music) ALIVE??!!

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#3 Jun 9, 2010
Dawn of the Dead wrote:
You mean people in Silver City are (cue the scary music) ALIVE??!!
Look who's talking. There are so many aging seniors in Las Cruces it's like "Night of the Living Dead"-- only with shuffleboard.
Fredd

Panama City, FL

#4 Jun 9, 2010
Gosh guys, the body was there for at least six weeks; didn't anyone, especially those who might use the building notice any unusual smell. Didn't Silver City's Finest notice any unusual smell while on patrol in that area? Were you guys driving around with your patrol car's windows tightly closed and the air condition going so that you didn't notice outside odors?
This ole boy was in law enforcement for more that a few years and even with a fairly poor sense of smell would notice the odor of rotting flesh.
Dawn of the Dead

Huntsville, AL

#5 Jun 9, 2010
Fredd wrote:
Gosh guys, the body was there for at least six weeks; didn't anyone, especially those who might use the building notice any unusual smell. Didn't Silver City's Finest notice any unusual smell while on patrol in that area? Were you guys driving around with your patrol car's windows tightly closed and the air condition going so that you didn't notice outside odors?
This ole boy was in law enforcement for more that a few years and even with a fairly poor sense of smell would notice the odor of rotting flesh.
My point exactly Fredd.
Zoe

United States

#6 Jun 9, 2010
The police found a dead body as opposed to a live one? What an unusual way to caption this incident. When the police find a body it is usually life-less is it not? If the body still had life in it would it not be taken to mean that a person had been found in the bushes? Just asking.
Zoe

United States

#7 Jun 9, 2010
MitchHellman wrote:
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Look who's talking. There are so many aging seniors in Las Cruces it's like "Night of the Living Dead"-- only with shuffleboard.
Silver City Topix Editor? Excuse me but in the interest of good and fair journalism if you can call what you are doing, or the Topix forums that, which you may not, I don't, but just to ask...shouldnÂ’t you, as "editor" be neutral with the comments you make? I mean if you are "editor" does this mean you can edit out what people like me write? And if you do have this power, should you be responding to what is written? It does not seem ethical to me. Will contact Topix and ask them about this.

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#8 Jun 10, 2010
Zoe wrote:
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Silver City Topix Editor? Excuse me but in the interest of good and fair journalism if you can call what you are doing, or the Topix forums that, which you may not, I don't, but just to ask...shouldnÂ’t you, as "editor" be neutral with the comments you make? I mean if you are "editor" does this mean you can edit out what people like me write? And if you do have this power, should you be responding to what is written? It does not seem ethical to me. Will contact Topix and ask them about this.
Zoe, I don't work for Topix... and considering some of the stuff I've seen you put out there, you've got little room to complain. You know what they say about people who can't take a joke, don't you?
Dang

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jun 10, 2010
Fredd wrote:
Gosh guys, the body was there for at least six weeks; didn't anyone, especially those who might use the building notice any unusual smell. Didn't Silver City's Finest notice any unusual smell while on patrol in that area? Were you guys driving around with your patrol car's windows tightly closed and the air condition going so that you didn't notice outside odors?
This ole boy was in law enforcement for more that a few years and even with a fairly poor sense of smell would notice the odor of rotting flesh.
This was my first thought after reading today's article. The body was found so close to a bldg. There had to have been an odor coming from that area. Or is this smell normal in Silver City?

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#10 Jun 10, 2010
Dang wrote:
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This was my first thought after reading today's article. The body was found so close to a bldg. There had to have been an odor coming from that area. Or is this smell normal in Silver City?
Reports indicate that the body was in a dessicated state; this might account for a less noticeable smell.
A Baboso Aveles

United States

#11 Jun 10, 2010
MitchHellman wrote:
<quoted text>Reports indicate that the body was in a dessicated state; this might account for a less noticeable smell.
Ya, when they found it in a dessicated state, what about the 5 weeks prior to the finding? Gee, bodies must decompose much faster in Silver than in any other place in the world while not emitting any type of odor?
Zoe

United States

#12 Jun 11, 2010
A Baboso Aveles wrote:
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Ya, when they found it in a dessicated state, what about the 5 weeks prior to the finding? Gee, bodies must decompose much faster in Silver than in any other place in the world while not emitting any type of odor?
I suppose that Mitch having appointed himself Topix Editor (he doesn't work for them) his game fantasy is to give an opinion and whether it makes sense or not, the readers of Silver City Topix must eat his words. I agree, the body should have ripened at some point to be noticeable.

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#13 Jun 11, 2010
Zoe, since you are so obviously ignorant on the subject, I will explain --again!-- what it means to be a Topix editor.(Seems like I have to do this about once every six weeks or so.)

As a Topix editor, I have access to a list of news items that the Topix robot has flagged as *possibly* being relevant to Silver City, NM. From that list, I choose which ones get posted to Topix's Silver City stream. I ignore the ones for Silver City, Nevada/Silver City, Idaho/etc., and add on ones that the robot didn't happen to find but are in fact relevant.

Note that I have no responsibility for, nor ability to do anything about, >>>comments<< < posted on Topix forums. I can't alter them or remove them; nobody can, other than Topix staff. The only thing I *can* do with comments is add my own, just like everybody else... and I'm under no obligation to 'neutrality' or 'ethics' or any other concepts you seem to think that I am somehow forced to maintain.

In exchange for the above services, I get paid exactly nothing and derive no extra privileges other than the inexpressible joy of seeing "Silver City's Topix Editor" appearing under my screen name.

What this all boils down to is that if I want to refer to you as the 'Bimbo from Bozeman' or something like that, tattling on me to Topix won't get you much of anywhere. I can also make you look like an absolute idiot simply by pointing out when you've put your foot in your mouth-- such as now, for instance.

Now, as for the dead body-- both you and Baboso have missed an important point: Silver City has a desert climate. We've had no rain to speak of in the last six weeks or more, so it's quite possible that the poor guy turned into beef jerky without raising much of a stench.
False Religion

Huntsville, AL

#14 Jun 11, 2010
MitchHellman wrote:
Zoe, since you are so obviously ignorant on the subject, I will explain --again!-- what it means to be a Topix editor.(Seems like I have to do this about once every six weeks or so.)
As a Topix editor, I have access to a list of news items that the Topix robot has flagged as *possibly* being relevant to Silver City, NM. From that list, I choose which ones get posted to Topix's Silver City stream. I ignore the ones for Silver City, Nevada/Silver City, Idaho/etc., and add on ones that the robot didn't happen to find but are in fact relevant.
Note that I have no responsibility for, nor ability to do anything about, >>>comments<< < posted on Topix forums. I can't alter them or remove them; nobody can, other than Topix staff. The only thing I *can* do with comments is add my own, just like everybody else... and I'm under no obligation to 'neutrality' or 'ethics' or any other concepts you seem to think that I am somehow forced to maintain.
In exchange for the above services, I get paid exactly nothing and derive no extra privileges other than the inexpressible joy of seeing "Silver City's Topix Editor" appearing under my screen name.
What this all boils down to is that if I want to refer to you as the 'Bimbo from Bozeman' or something like that, tattling on me to Topix won't get you much of anywhere. I can also make you look like an absolute **** simply by pointing out when you've put your foot in your mouth-- such as now, for instance.
Now, as for the dead body-- both you and Baboso have missed an important point: Silver City has a desert climate. We've had no rain to speak of in the last six weeks or more, so it's quite possible that the poor guy turned into beef jerky without raising much of a stench.
Ugh. TOPIX EDITORS are such butt holes. Like voters: alot to say but little to do about it.

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#15 Jun 11, 2010
False Religion wrote:
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Ugh. TOPIX EDITORS are such butt holes. Like voters: alot to say but little to do about it.
You're entitled to your opinion. Of course, opinions are like butt holes: everybody's got at least one, and most of them stink.
Brigh

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2010
I was going to comment on what my friend told me about the "body" then I read this last page and have to agree with Zoe, False Religion and Baboso Aveles. Mitch you come off as an egocentric pompous ass-hole and a know it all creep. I go to Silver City often and it is not that dry at over 5,000 ft. I live outside of Winkleman, AZ elevation 1900 ft and I know what dry is. By the way, if there is a dead animal at 1900 ft you can smell it for at least a few days. Zoe should turn you in just so Topix will have a heads-up on what type of people represent them. You are bad publicity.

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#17 Jun 11, 2010
Brigh: as a matter of fact, the average rainfall in Silver differs from Winkleman by less than half an inch. You might want to check your facts before you run off at the mouth.
Brigh

United States

#18 Jun 11, 2010
MitchHellman wrote:
Brigh: as a matter of fact, the average rainfall in Silver differs from Winkleman by less than half an inch. You might want to check your facts before you run off at the mouth.
Oh! A half inch? Well then that makes all the difference in the world...what a know-it-all you aren't. You just have to be right but you aren't.
False Religion

Huntsville, AL

#19 Jun 11, 2010
MitchHellman wrote:
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You're entitled to your opinion. Of course, opinions are like butt holes: everybody's got at least one, and most of them stink.
Let me guess; both your opinion and your butt hole smell like roses?
You forgot to mention that some people have more than one opinion and in your case, it appears you have more than one butt hole as well. My suggestion to you is stick to your little Topix Editor job and shut the fuch up.
Brigh

United States

#20 Jun 11, 2010
http://www.deathreference.com/Py-Se/Rigor-Mor...

By seven days after death, most of the body is discolored and giant blood-tinged blisters begin to appear. The skin loosens and any pressure causes the top layer to come off in large sheets (skin slip). As the internal organs and the fatty tissues decay, they produce large quantities of foul-smelling gas.

By the second week after death, the abdomen, scrotum, breasts, and tongue swell; the eyes bulge out. A bloody fluid seeps out of the mouth and nose.

After three to four weeks, the hair, nails, and teeth loosen and the grossly swollen internal organs begin to rupture and eventually liquefy. The internal organs decompose at different rates, with the resistant uterus and prostate often intact after twelve months, giving pathologists one way to determine an unidentified corpse's sex.

ASIDE FROM THE ACTION OF MICROBES, THE BREAKDOWN OF CELLS (AUTOLYSIS) HELPS DESTROY THE BODY UNLESS THE CORPSE IS KEPT AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.Cells die (necrosis) through the progressive destruction of their various parts. First, the cellular fluid (cytoplasm) and the energy-releasing mechanism (mitochondria) swell. Various products, including calcium, begin to coalesce in the mitochondria as other mechanisms within the cell dissolve. Next, loss of energy causes the cell to lose its connections with neighboring cells (tissue destruction) and to further lose control over the fluid within its outer barrier, much like an over-filled water balloon. The cell controller (nucleus) fails, and the packs of destructive acids (enzymes) within the cell break loose. These enzymes complete the work of destroying the cell.

The sociologist Ruth Richardson summed up decomposition aptly: "The physicality of a human corpse is undeniable. It is a carcass, with a predisposition to decay, to become noisome, obnoxious to the senses, and harrowing to the emotions. Disposal of such perishable remains is imperative" (1987, p. 15).

“Silver City's Topix Editor”

Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#21 Jun 11, 2010
Brigh wrote:
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Oh! A half inch? Well then that makes all the difference in the world...what a know-it-all you aren't. You just have to be right but you aren't.
On the contrary-- a half -inch makes little or no difference. However: you were the one who said
I go to Silver City often and it is not that dry at over 5,000 ft. I live outside of Winkleman, AZ elevation 1900 ft and I know what dry is.
We obviously know just as well as you do, since it's just as dry here.

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