Pueblo Man Found Dead In Apartment

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

A 48 year old man is found dead in his apartment and now Pueblo police are trying to figure out what killed him.

Daryl Holt was discovered on Friday by residents.

Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer says Holt was probably lying dead in his apartment for about a week before other residents discovered his body.

Residents say the smell of his decomposing body caused them to peep into his apartment.

Residents say they found his rotting body on the floor near his bathroom.

The Apartment Manager for Rambler Apartments, Evelyn Duvall-Welch says, "That's an odor you never forget."

The foul odor, according to resident Lisa Douglas says, smelled like expired hamburger meat.

That's when she and a friend decided to take a peep inside the apartment where the stench was coming from.

"She looked inside and she freaked out. So I got up on the chair and looked inside and I saw his legs hanging out of his bathroom. They were completely black", says Douglas.

Holt, according to residents, was a white man.

Residents say they can't believe his dead body was decaying in his apartment for that long.

Resident Seth James says, "Kind of took everybody by surprise. Nobody knew about it and he had been there for a while."

Those who live and work at the apartments say, Holt was a pleasant man.

Duvall-Welch says, "He always approached me with 'hello', 'good morning', 'yes ma'am.''

Residents hope to hear answers, soon, about how he died.

In the meantime, they say, they're praying for the man who once lived in room 117.

Kramer is not calling his death a homicide, he says, he'll have to complete the autopsy first to determine what killed him.

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