New plans for an abandoned apartment complex where a decomposing body was found

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There are new plans for an abandoned apartment complex where a Dayton fire arson investigator discovered a decomposing body.

The City of Dayton and Five River MetroParks are working on a plan to demolish the old Foxton Court Apartments to use that land as an extension to part of the Wegerzyn Garden Metroparks.

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Five Rivers representative, Carrie Scarff, told Newscenter 7′s Mike Campbell they are working with Dayton and the current owner of the property to buy the land at the end of this month.

The old complex located off of Shoup Mill Road near Riverside Drive was home to many people before the Memorial Day tornadoes in 2019 severely damaged the buildings.

A birds eye view from Sky 7 shows rows of buildings that look bombed-out with mountains of debris covering the ground level.

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An Ohio Public Works Commission Clean Ohio grant will provide a million and a half dollars and the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief fund will contribute two hundred thousand dollars to the project.

Campbell talked with the current land owner who wished to remain anonymous but emphasized that he did not buy the land until after the tornadoes and the current conditions would not allow for him to redevelop the building.

The plan is expected to stop the danger the abandoned apartments have become.

There has been more than one fire reported here, possibly due to arsonists or squatters.

A Dayton Fire Investigator came across a badly decomposed body on the property yesterday and the body has yet to be identified.

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The investigation is being handled by police, fire and the coroner’s office.

We will update this story as we learn more.