On Monday of last week, Rich put up a "For Sale by Owner" sign on our house in Hanover Township.
On Thursday of the same week, I received an email from my friend to my cell phone that there was a report of body parts being found in suitcases and bags behind the school that was directly across the street from where I lived.
What the hell….
Hanover Township, Lee Park was a great place to live when my grandparents still lived in the house. There were 2 parks in the area, a farm, parades and a general "community atmosphere" type of feeling. Back then, no one locked their doors, everyone knew everyone and were respectful of each other and each other’s property. Now that all of the older folks have died off or are dying off, the houses are being sold off at rock bottom prices to scumbags who care very little for their neighbors. And care even less about their property, or the way it looks.
Before I moved I had my screen doors, doors and windows all locked up like fort knox. Many of you that have been to my house make fun of me for this…Who’s laughing now?
In the last few years, the Convenient mart was robbed (and the owner chased the guy out of the store with a golf club), the pet groomer was robbed, there were scumbags 2 houses down that robbed a donut shop, numerous times guns were pulled at the St. Al’s bazaar, there was a guy a street over who killed a toddler, another douche bag that crapped his pants when he was arraigned at the magistrates office down the street (for real), and lets not forget the drug dealing that went on in the park and now the body parts.
Lee Park isn’t exactly what it is/was years ago. The park that was at St. Al’s was paved over and made a parking lot. Businesses have come and gone. The park in Hanover Twp near the high rise is a mess, dirty and shady people hang out in there. You barely even see your neighbors most days, let alone get to know them on a personal level. It is just a sad, sad state of affairs.
At any rate, so there were two body’s found on Loxley Street which is an alley that runs parallel to the school. One body was in the woods right near the elementary school (comprised of K-2nd grade) in 2 bags/suitcases, and the other body was found the next day in 11 Loxley Street. The police are calling this a murder-suicide, as the two guys identified knew each other and had a romantic relationship with one another. Apparently what happened was that the guy found in the house committed suicide after he had heard someone discovered the body parts…the guy who was dismembered was killed back in January or something inside of the 11 Loxley Street house. Apparently the two broke up, and the guy that offed himself murdered and cut up the dismembered guy after the fight/break up and threw his body parts in the woods. Yeah, fun stuff folks. What’s worse is the guy who apparently killed the other guy has a violent past, and has violated PFAs, etc.
Its a trainwreck. One question burning in the back of my mind….no one heard anything? no one saw anything? Is good samaritanship out the window?
And furthermore, who is going to want to buy a house in the neighborhood after all of this crap? I’m already going to have a hard enough time selling it with the price I have in mind and the housing market in its current state. Property Value. Through the floor boards.
So at any rate, here are some related articles to yet another crime that has happened in Hanover Township. It’s good bedtime reading folks.
Timeline of Links:
Last Thursday; First body discovered – http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=8181614 and http://www.timesleader.com/news/Human_remains_found_in_two_bags_Coroner_John_Corcoran_says_.html (with photos)
Last Friday; This was after the second body was found – http://www.timesleader.com/news/20080418_18_Body_ed_ART.html
Sunday TL; History of Abuse Article – http://www.timesleader.com/news/20080420_20_BodiesFolo_ART0.html
Updated 5/4/08: Portrait of a Troubled Lifetime, W-Barre TL