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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Deceased Person Located During Residential Search

Denton Police Department Media Release

 

DENTON, TX, Dec. 14, 2022 — The body of one male was located on Wednesday morning after detectives served a search warrant on a residence in the 1500 block of Wellington Drive. 

 

Detectives were contacted last month by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General requesting a welfare check on one of their recipients. It was explained to detectives at that time that the Social Security Administration was unable to reach their recipient, who was listed as a 103 year old male. Officers attempted to conduct a welfare concern but were unable to locate the male. Detectives then began an investigation into possible Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person. They obtained probable cause that this offense was occurring and were granted a search warrant. 

 

Upon executing the warrant, it was discovered that the conditions inside of the home presented a significant health hazard. One male, believed to be the male the Social Security Administration was attempting to reach, was located deceased inside of the home. It is believed the male has been dead inside the home for a significant time and a death investigation is ongoing. An adult male and adult female were also located inside the home and were transported to local hospitals for medical evaluations. 

 

With the assistance of the Denton Fire Department, it was determined the house presented no danger to the surrounding neighborhood.  

 

At this time, no charges have been filed in either the Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person investigation or in relation to the death investigation. 

 

 

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For Media Inquiries, Please Contact: Officer Allison Beckwith (940) 349-8558

Visit www.cityofdenton.com for more news and to stay updated.

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