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Body found in Garner

Posted April 25, 2013
Updated May 10, 2013

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— The body of a homeless man was discovered Thursday morning on Annaron Court in Garner, police said.

Police received a 911 call about 7:20 a.m. and arrived to find the body. The man was described as 52 years old and white.

There were no signs of foul play. Police said they are working to notify next of kin, but identification of relatives is difficult because the man was homeless.


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  • glo Apr 29, 2013

    Are there going to be any updates to this story?

  • glo Apr 26, 2013

    Here is a story from another news source this morning:
    They don’t have a home, and most just own the clothes on their backs, but a group of homeless men at a shelter in Missouri have raised hundreds of dollars for a little girl with cancer.

    When the guys at City Union Mission in Kansas City, Mo., found out about Payton Adams, a 4-year-old with cancer, they resolved to help the little girl’s family pay for her mounting medical expenses by collecting spare change, fox4kc.com reports.

    “It just warms my heart and makes me want to cry,” Payton’s mom, Leilani, told the news outlet.

    The shelter, where the men launched the “Pennies for Payton” campaign, celebrated its 89th birthday this year and provides emergency shelter, medical services, life-skills classes and career development opportunities to its residents.

    Since launching the fundraiser, the generous donors have handed quite a large chunk of change to the struggling family. Leilani told KSHB that she’s walked out

  • grammie27 Apr 25, 2013

    Just for the information of those commenting: this man did not die alone. A friend was with him when he grabbed his chest and fell over dead! Please do not speak harshly against the homeless unless/until you have walked a few miles in their shoes, as Bearfan said below. The VAST majority of them are just like you or me, but have fallen victim to economic declines, joblessness, and/or various addictions. They are basically good, loving, warm-hearted people who just want to be valued for who and what they are! They don't expect kindness, because they rarely find it, but when they get to know you and build trust with you, you will not find more loyal friends. They watch out for each other, help each other to the best of their abilities, and care deeply for each other. How many of YOUR friends can you truthfully describe this way?? Please think before you speak.

  • bearfan Apr 25, 2013

    jpcs... until you have walked in their shoes...... come on by and tell them yourself ... dont hide your obvious compassion for the homeless on these pages... I will gladly meet you there and show my support for your ideas.. smh.....

  • Shorty33 Apr 25, 2013

    Just Plain Common Sense - I suggest you come to Garner United Methodist Church on any Saturday starting at 8 am and offer your suggestions to the homeless we serve there. Until you know their stories, you know nothing about them.

  • feistyredhead2001 Apr 25, 2013

    I have to say yes I agree as well. So sad for that man to die alone, may he rest in peace and I pray for his family as well.

  • Billy the Kid Apr 25, 2013

    " ALL homeless and apparently homeless people should be fingerprinted and photo ID'd and questioned of their family in every City." JPCS

    By force or consent? And who decides who is apparently homeless? Do people living in motels count since they have shelter?

  • jaw8823 Apr 25, 2013

    I also agree

  • Just Plain Common Sense Apr 25, 2013

    I really wish people would listen. ALL homeless and apparently homeless people should be fingerprinted and photo ID'd and questioned of their family in every City. Visit the bus stations and homeless areas. Issue IDs with photos, they should be given pamphlets to local VA's if they say they are veterans, to travelers aid, Salvation Army, health department where they should be screened for communicable diseases and mental health issues. This would help all cities, and citizens. A lot of crime would be prevented, people who have mental issues could be found by their families and help given, illegal drugs/prostitution would be lessened, people would not be living and dying on the streets, alone. Pandemics and other outbreaks of disease such as measles could be contained, and illegal aliens (anybody in this Country illegally) would be identified. It isn't rocket science, but it will take the combined resources (paid and volunteer, and community service) of all to make it happen.

  • Paul M Apr 25, 2013