DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A decomposed body was discovered at the abandoned Foxton Court Apartments in Dayton on Monday afternoon.
Police were called at approximately 3:30 p.m. after a Dayton arson investigator found a body at the 4000 block of Foxton Court, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.
Dispatch reported that the body was in advanced stages of decomposition and was found in the parking lot.
Dayton’s Foxton Court Apartments have sat empty for nearly three years after being ravaged by the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes. In May 2022, the City of Dayton said a lack of responsible ownership and thieves destroyed the property beyond repair.
The apartment complex owner agreed to sell the property earlier this year, considering a deal with Five Rivers Metroparks.
The City of Dayton said they would donate 55 acres of the surrounding area to help Five Rivers Metroparks obtain grant funding to clean up the land. In exchange for the property, Metroparks said that they planned to demolish over 120 individual Foxton Court apartments.
The body has yet to be identified.
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