Pittsburgh Police Spokeswoman: 'This Was Certainly A Hoarding Situation'By David Highfield

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A body was pulled from a home in Stanton Heights on Monday evening where officials are investigating a hoarding situation.

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Police were first called to the home in 1100 block of Oglethorpe Avenue just after 6 p.m.

According to city Public Safety officials, investigators had to “remove a lot of trash” in order to get to the man’s body. The process took several hours and crews had to cut the front door in half to get inside.

“We had to dig out a lot of trash in order to get to the body, and right now, the medical examiner is in the process of removing our deceased victim from the home,” said Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

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The man has been identified as 46-year-old Larry Killian Jr. His body was found near a front, first-floor window.

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His mother also lived in the home. She called 911.

An autopsy will be completed to determine the nature and cause of his death. It’s also unclear how long he was dead.

Lisa Washington’s Report:

City Public Works crews worked to board up the home overnight.

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Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

David Highfield