Homeless man found dead in vacant house with no heat
A Shorewest Realtor who was showing a property near 27th and Michigan found the remains in the fetal position in acloset. Paramedics
were called to the scene but no resuscitative efforts were made because the body was frozen.
Fingerprints confirmed his identity as 53 year old John Ernest Abbot.
An on site investigator described the scene this way:
\"John was partially undressed. He had two jackets, one was off and lying on the floor nearby and the only one arm was in the jacket that he was wearing. He had jeans and a sweatshirt. One sock and shoe was off and lying on the floor nearby. His clothing was filthy.\"
Interviews with the family later indicated he had a history of mental illness. A brother had been looking for him but lost contact years earlier.
A ruling on the cause of death won't be made until blood tests are back.