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Human Kindness Is Overflowing

Israel Lopez, 50, and Adam Hines, 36, had a job to do: clean out a house in Spring Hill, Fla., that no one was living in. They noticed an awful odor and blamed dead rodents; they thought what was hanging in the garage was a mannequin. So they cut it down, and they loaded it into a pickup truck like the garbage they thought it was. In fact, it was the body of former tenant Jeremy Allen Witfoth, 33. Officials are investigating, but it seems he hanged himself. Lopez and Hines weren’t charged for treating him like garbage. The local sheriff says most people haven’t seen corpses except just after death or in a funeral home, and Lopez and Hines didn’t recognize what they were seeing. (AC/Tampa Bay Times) ...People often kill themselves thinking no one sees their pain. But usually people at least see that they’re dead.
Original Publication Date: 10 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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