Man Who Disappeared Two Years Ago, Found Dead in Erie Home
A mummified body was found Wednesday, in the attic of an east Erie home. Family and investigators believe, it could be a 21-year-old Erie man, who went missing two years ago.
A mummified body was found Wednesday, in the attic of an east Erie home.
Family and investigators believe it could be a 21-year-old Erie man, who went missing two years ago.
In 2014, while family members searched for their missing loved one, it appears he was in the attic of his grandmother's east Erie home the entire time.
Investigators believe it to be a case of suicide.
Dyquain Rogers was 21-years-old, when he went missing on November 1st, 2014.
Neighbors, friends, and family members searched tirelessly for him, holding search parties, and pleading to the public to help them find their loved one.
Wednesday, his body was discovered when his grandmother heard something fall up against the attic door.
She called for help, to her home at 25th and German, and that's when what is believed to be his body was discovered.
Coroner Lyell Cook tells Erie News Now there are no signs of foul play, and it appears to be a suicide.
Cook says he will use dental records and DNA to positively identify the body, Cook has not yet confirmed it is that of Dyquain Rogers.
But his mother, and friends we spoke with Wednesday, say this discovery comes as a shock.
For the past two years, they had thought, and even hoped that he had just left town, "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," said Carol Rogers, Rogers' mother.
"I didn't expect him to be anywhere in this vicinity," said Rogers' neighbor, Cornell Nixon. "I just thought when I heard about him missing, I was like 'wow D-Q's gone, where did he go? He seems like he could protect himself," Nixon continued.
The investigation is ongoing, but investigators say at this point, there are no signs of foul play.
Rogers' mother tells Erie News Now finding her son's body is bringing her some closure.