A US Postal worker delivered mail a to a family in Denver despite the fact that there was a dead body on their porch. The mailman said that he thought the corpse was part of a Halloween display.
According to ABC, Dale Porch collapsed on the steps of his home after working an overnight shift at the Regional Transportation District in Denver. A few hours later, a US mailman delivered mail to the house and did not report the dead body.
Porch’s sister-in-law, Kimberly Cordova, said:
“My brother-in-law walked up these steps, got to this step here and collapsed … The mailman literally was right here, and he (Porch) was right here collapsed on this step.”
Porch’s family is upset that the mailman did not report the body to authorities but the mailman swears that he thought the corpse on the porch was just part of the Halloween decorations.
The U.S. Postal Service released a statement saying:
“We do know the carrier delivered mail to the house that day, and he remembered seeing something he thought was related to Halloween. When the carrier learned that was not the case, he was shocked and extremely upset.”
The Postal Service did not identify the mailman but said that he was “conscientious and dedicated” and “would certainly help a customer if he knew they were in need.”
Do you think the mailman purposefully ignored the dead body? Or did he really think that the body was really part of a Halloween display?