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Police, fire department called in for smell

By Katherine Wartell

Riley County officers and the Manhattan Fire Department, including a Hazmat crew, responded to 1025 Humboldt St. Wednesday for a neighbor’s report of a bad smell, which apparently resulted from an earlier unattended death at the address.

Lt. Josh Kyle said officers found the body of Catherine Post, 64, in her Humboldt Street residence on June 5, after police were notified by post office workers that Post had not been picking up her mail, a former daily habit.

Crews were called Wednesday for a lingering bad smell, and Kyle said the Fire department issued a dangerous building placard for the residence, though officials determined clean-up was a private issue.

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