Hernando County sheriff’s investigators concluded Thursday that a “very unusual death investigation” was the result of a suicide.
Workers cleaning out a home at 6527 Treehaven Drive in Spring Hill thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage on Thursday morning and took it with of a pile of debris in the back of a pickup truck to the dump, said Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis.
Employees at the West Hernando Transfer Station, 2525 Osowaw Blvd, questioned the workers about the body but were told it was a mannequin, Nienhuis said.
They called authorities and deputies found the “somewhat mummified” remains of **REDACTED**, 33, in a bin at the landfill, Nienhuis said.
Authorities found a suicide note scrawled on the wall at the home on Treehaven Drive that **REDACTED** shared with his then girlfriend and several children before they broke up and were evicted. They believe **REDACTED** hung himself in the garage and had been dead for several weeks but not more than a 1 1⁄2 months, Nienhuis said.
Nasty! Good thing he didn’t shoot himself! That would have been a “Gun Death”.