Detroit man missing for months found dead in a trash can behind his home, wrapped in a blanket

18 May, 2022
Share with a friend

Detroit man missing for months found dead in a trash can behind his home, wrapped in a blanket

A 76-year-old man who has been missing since late January was found dead in a trash can behind his house and sources said his hands were wrapped in a blanket.

Walter Dansby, 76, was last seen in late January at his home on Gable Street in Detroit. According to neighbors on Saturday they noticed a smell of decomposition in the area and called police.

"A neighbor in the area smelled an off odor he went to investigate called us and we did unfortunately find a victim wrapped in a blanket in the large container in the rear of the location," Deputy Chief Marlon Wilson said.

Wilson says the cause of death is unknown as is the person who killed him.


Share with a friend