Connecticut restaurant shuts after 'reddish brown liquid' starts dripping from ceiling; police find decomposing body in apartment upstairs
Windsor authorities responded to the Siam Corner Thai Kitchen & Pho restaurant on May 29 after reports of a foul odor and a reddish liquid dripping down the walls from an apartment upstairs.
Health officials were forced to close down a Connecticut restaurant last month after fluids leaking into the establishment were found to be from a decomposing body in an apartment upstairs.
On May 29, Windsor police responded to the Siam Corner Thai Kitchen & Pho restaurant after reports of a foul odor and a reddish brown liquid dripping from the ceiling behind the front counter, WFSB reports.
According to a police report obtained by the outlet on Monday, "It appeared that the dripping substance was possibly blood."
An officer investigating the scene entered the second-floor apartment from an unlocked back window above the restaurant at 199 Broad Street. To his horror, he found the body of a deceased tenant, who appeared to be dead for several days and had started to decompose.
"Bodily fluids had leaked through the bed and floor," the police report stated.
As of now, Windsor health officials have not released extensive details. A biohazard company had to be called to the scene, where a paramedic believed the man had died of natural causes. According to police, no foul play is suspected.
Authorities further informed they recovered medications for high blood pressure and heart failure from the scene.
Although police officers were able to confirm the man's identity via ID proof in his wallet, they are yet to release his name.
In a conversation with WFSB-TV, Jeffrey Ponder, the owner of a nearby barber shop, named the deceased man as "Raymond".
He added the man had been living in the area for more than 50 years, and that there were no close family members to look after him.
Speaking to police, neighbor Donna Wheeler said she had not seen the man in several days, describing him as a "loner."
Meanwhile, the Thai restaurant will remain closed amid an ongoing investigation into the tragic incident.