Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

A Man Slept On His Bed With A Decomposing Corpse Underneath It For Three Weeks

Police said they found a knife next to the body covered by DVDs and a purse.

Posted on October 25, 2016, at 1:37 p.m. ET

A Pennsylvania man was charged with abuse of a corpse after police said they found a decomposing body in a garbage bag under his bed.

Police received a tip about a dead body at Donald Teaford's house, according to a criminal complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News. When officers arrived, they were met with two open windows and a "heavy smell of perfume."

Officers said when they looked under the bed they saw a garbage bag with a boot hanging out of it. There was a knife next to the body, police said, which was covered by DVDs and a purse, in an attempt to mask it from plain view.

Police determined that Teaford had to lift the bed frame, box spring, and mattress to place the body on the floor, according to the criminal complaint.

The man who tipped off the police said Teaford slept on the bed with the corpse underneath it for three weeks, according to the criminal complaint.

Local media have identified the victim as 34-year-old Justin Cogan.

The tipster said Teaford and the victim took heroin together, police said, adding that Teaford's girlfriend had previously died of an overdose on the same bed in the apartment.

Teaford, who is known to the area as a panhandler, according to the complaint, was arrested and held on $100,000 bail.

BuzzFeed News’ FinCEN Files investigation exposed massive financial corruption on a historic global scale. Want to support our journalism? Become a BuzzFeed News member.

ADVERTISEMENT