Monday, April 04, 2011

More common than anyone thinks.........

A 70-year-old south Georgia man who had been missing for weeks was found dead in home last week.


Friends called police after not hearing from Charlie Wilson, according to various media reports. When officers arrived at Wilson's Moultrie home Wednesday, they couldn't get inside initially because of the stacks of boxes.  Investigators were able to make their way into the home through a back entrance. Once inside, it took about two hours for rescuers to reach the man. Rescuers had to climb over belongings stacked to the ceilings to reach Wilson, who apparently died about three weeks ago.

Neighbors told WTOC Channel 11 they were shocked to learn Wilson could barely move around inside his home due to the clutter. He was a friendly man, willing to help anyone in need, friends and neighbors said.
"He always like to collect things around the house, but I didn't expect the inside to look like the outside," Kimiko Shealey said. "It was like a really big shock for me to have to see them have to cut a wall to get to him."

Brock said Wilson's death is a sad reminder of the importance of checking on loved ones, especially those that live alone.  “Talk to them,” Brock told the newspaper. “Say, ‘Call me every day or two so I’ll know you’re OK, or I’ll call and check on you.’”

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