A young couple from the Bronx, New York got a nasty surprise when they moved into their dream home. An unpleasant Smell led them to a cupboard where they discovered the decomposed remains of a man along with a note, apparently left by the killer, that read: "Sorry for the smell." According to the New York Daily News , they were allowed to move in because the landlord had not seen Sidney Harris (pictured above), the original tenant, for some time. But on Monday night, ex-convict Harris, 64, was found dead and wrapped in plastic and sheets in a cupboard.
The couple spotted a foot sticking out of a pile of blankets, investigators arrived to find blood and the bizarre note.
A tenant thought to be the building manager told police he thought Harris was in hospital and “wouldn’t be back” while a neighbour said the smell was so bad they could not sleep.
Harris is understood to have died from multiple skull fractures but it is not clear how long he had been dead. A murder investigation is underway.