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Published On: Thu, Nov 7th, 2013

Edmund Valuckas identified as decomposing body found in New Haven apartment

Connecticut police recently found a dead body at a Yale University apartment building and now identify the body as Edmund Valuckas.

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

According to the Yale Daily News, students and residents have been complaing about the stench for a month before authorities was discover in the bottom floor New Haven apartment.

WTNH News 8 and the Yale Daily News reported that Valuckas died of natural causes.

According to residents of the second- and third-floor apartment units, the first-floor apartment unit of their house had been giving off a strong stench since September. The residents claim they contact their landlords multiple times, though no actions were taken for several weeks.

“The smell was becoming better due to the cold weather, and it got really bad when [residents] started turning the heat on,” said Hyungmi Lim to the Yale Daily News.  “And this is around the time I discovered maggots coming out of the doorway.”

An email went to residents who choose to continue living in the house, they would be credited one month of rent.

“Unfortunately, the death of [the resident] has disturbed your stay in your home and we are very sorry about this,” Hecht said in the email. “We will have the building cleaned up by an environmental company in the next few days.”

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