Neighbors, Landlord Wait For Answers on Suspicious Death

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

Neighbors and their landlord are now on alert, trying to stay safe as they wait for answers on a suspicious death.

Police tape blows in the wind, still hanging on the door of the apartment where a body was found almost two weeks ago.

Thad Christophel is the office manager at that apartment complex in Harrisonburg.

"A few people have died in our apartments, but nothing like this," said Christophel.

Nothing like a suspicious death where the body may have been laying there for days. The Harrisonburg Police Department still won't release any information on what the cause may have been.

"It's very frustrating not knowing what's going on our end and sort of doubley so for our tenants who have to sort of live with this," said Christophel.

He says he's been talking to tenants more about safety around the complex since this death, and he's even assisting one tenant who has to work the overnight shift.

"We have been sort of driving over at midnight to sort of be in the parking lot when she goes to her shift," said Christophel.

Neighbors stay cautious as they wait for answers on this death, so close to home.

"I think there are concerns, I mean it's a terrible thing that happened, even though we don't know what exactly happened," said Christophel. "In a way that makes it worse, just not knowing."


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