Authorities are investigating an apparent homicide after a man's decomposed body was found in Everett, Massachusetts.
The Middlesex district attorney said state police went to an apartment on Oakland Avenue on Saturday where they found the body of a man believed to be in his 60s in an advance state of decomposition.
That man has since been identified as Francis Brescia, 65.
The building's landlord discovered the body during a well-being check. A third floor neighbor tells us Brescia's body was discovered on the second floor, and that the building had been smelling for about a week. She said it smelled as if they had mice in their kitchen.
"It was horrible. I saw him on the bus maybe 10 days ago," Alba Acevedo said.
She said he used to live with someone.
"He used to live with someone, younger guy but he left. I don't know when, two or three months ago and it was only him," Acevendo said.
Other neighbors said investigators have not told them much about the incident.
"At least tell people around here to let us know what's going on," said neighbor Janet Maliawco. "I mean is this just some random act or is there something going on?"
The state's medical examiner office ruled Brescia's death a homicide, but the cause of death has not been released.
The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been named.
"There is a lot challenges and that's where we are, small pieces of information we do know are being withheld to protect the integrity," said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.