In a traumatic ordeal, Zanobia Richmond, 65, found the body of her grandson in the attic of her Erie, Pennsylvania home this week.
Dyquain Rogers, 21, is believed to have committed suicide in the attic of his home after posts on Facebook indicated that he was unhappy.
Rogers was last seen on November 1, 2014 by his grandmother. She had noticed that he left his wallet, phone, and other personal items at home. Rogers also did not show up to work that day, prompting family and friends to initiate a search for him.
After no luck finding him, family, friends, and even police were perplexed at the mysterious circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Without reason to suspect anything else, many assumed he had left town.
His mother also believed he moved away, saying, “I just kept pretending like he just left Erie, so I just kept focusing on that, that he left here, that’s what I kept saying.”
Discovery of the Body
After hearing a sound upstairs, knowing no one was home, Richmond went to check on what made the thumping sound in the attic. She discovered the mummified corpse, which had fallen against the door.
A cryptic Facebook post dated October 16, 2014, two weeks before Rogers went missing, read, “People are acting strange lately and thats why im doing it for me not them.”
Mystery in Erie
In an interview with Erie Times-News however, Rogers’ aunt said she does not believe the idea that Rogers would kill himself, saying, “I don’t believe any of this stuff. I want answers.”
Lt. Julie Kemling of the Erie police told the same publication, ‘It is one of the few cases around here that is a mystery.’
After considering the details of Rogers case, police are confident that he likely committed suicide. But the investigation is currently ongoing.