Atlanta Cleanup: Is it a Murder or Suicide?

Atlanta Crime Scene Cleanup

This was one crime scene I won’t forget.

Another visit to Atlanta, GA will stand out in my mind as one of the most horrifying I’ve ever experienced.

We aren’t always aware of the details of what happened. Usually there are some clue to what happened or people around that knew the victim and shared the story.

When we got to the apartment the smell itself was enough to knock you over. This woman’s body had been found eight days after she was murdered in her own bed.

As you can see she suffered a very bloody death. The reason, the motive, not clear to anyone at this point.

Fingerprint dust is being used all over the apartment to get clues. No murder weapon was found.

We did hear that the woman had been involved with a married man and that they had taken a trip to Cancun a few weeks ago.

No matter how many times we see this kind of scene it never makes sense, never seems fair and just blows my mind. I’m not a detective but I can’t help but try to understand what happened and figure out why.

The decontamination process is lengthy as there is nothing about decomposing flesh that is easy to deal with. The stench, the blood stains and body fluids are enough to make your stomach curdle. The new guy always throws up…

Blood cleanup in Atlanta must be done by professionally trained crime scene cleanup personnel in order to protect current and future inhabitants of a property as well as to ensure the safety of those cleaning blood scenes.

Crime scene cleanup involves the removal and cleaning or disposal of items that have been contaminated with body fluids, blood, or tissue matter, but does not stop there. Those trained are adept at tracking down and remediating areas that have been contaminated – areas that the untrained eye would not see. When a firearm is used, different biohazardous material that you cannot see can also be left behind as well as blood spatter that is invisible to the naked eye.

Atlanta Crime Scene Cleanup – We do it for your safety

Advanced Bio Treatment is the Atlanta crime scene cleanup company that protects you and your family by doing the job with well-trained courteous employees. Whether the incident has occurred at your home, rental property or place of business, or industrial facility, you can trust our certified scene cleanup teams to do a thorough job while abiding by OSHA regulations. If you are a family friend or relative, we can work with you as an agent so the family is saved the hardship. Or if you will not be there to shield your loved ones, we will gladly handle that for you as much as possible by handling the paperwork by fax if you prefer.

If you need blood clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options, which crime scene clean up procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our crime scene cleanup services immediately, give Advanced Bio Treatment a call!

Banged Out In Baltimore

Once somebody dies there’s a whole host of potential health hazards that need to be taken into consideration.

That’s why we always recommend that after 911 is called, after the coroner has left, that the family of the deceased or an agent places their next call to us. It’s imperative that the scene is properly cleaned and decontaminated. Not just for peace of mind for the family but also for the sake of their health and the health of any potential future occupants.

Just one drop of blood could contain diseases that could be problematic for you for years to come.

That’s scary enough but once a body dies and is undiscovered for a long period of time, those potential health risks increase exponentially! That’s why you need a company who is trained and equipped to deal with these types of situations. That’s why you need Advanced Bio Treatment.

Not too long ago we received a call from an attorney up in Baltimore, MD. He was calling on behalf of a family he represented who desperately needed our services. They had just discovered their son had passed away in his high rise condo and it turns out he had been dead for quite a while. They were beside themselves with grief so the attorney acted as an agent for them to help spare them any more suffering.

We geared up and headed to one of the nicer neighborhoods in Baltimore. As we approached the high rise building, we were greeted by the superintendent. He led us inside and once we entered the hallway the putrid aroma of decaying flesh immediately assaulted my nose. We might do this for a living but gross still remains gross. The stench made my eyes water and I could feel my throat close and my stomach tighten, but we’re professionals. I checked my reaction, composed myself and we continued on. Looking over at the super, he wasn’t having as much luck so he was trying to quickly explain what had happened as he unlocked the door.

He told us that another tenant had complained of what they assumed was a dead rat in the vents but once the matter was looked into it was quickly figured out that the stench of decay didn’t belong to a rat. That’s when the ball started rolling and led to us getting the call to restore this property for resale.

Once the details were given and the door was unlocked the superintendent excused himself and all but ran from the area. When we opened the door we understood why he made such a hasty retreat. The smell in the hallway was bad but once he entered the unit the smell increased ten fold!

Hundreds if not thousands of flies swarmed the ceilings and walls of the condo with almost as many of their own dead littering the carpet. I don’t know how they always find their way to these kind of scenes but they do. We were able to follow the mass of insects back to the bedroom where we found a mattress covered in a brownish ooze that was the liquefied remains of our unattended victim.

We started our process and wrapped the mattress in several layers of plastic, preparing it for removal when we saw on the ground a syringe full of what looked like blood and heroin. It made more sense now on how such a young man died so soon in life.

The discovery of the paraphernalia changed the game for us. Not only would we have to eliminate the odor and kill all the flies that made this scene their new home but we’d also have to totally decontaminate for any communicable diseases such as staph, herpes, HIV, hepatitis and many more potential hazards. This line of work doesn’t afford room for error at all so we had to make sure we were extremely thorough.

Luckily for us, the victim’s overdose occurred in his bed so the majority of the bodily fluids and the stench were contained by the mattress. Once we removed that, things went much smoother and within a couple days we had the place looking (and smelling) like new. The Super was convinced that the smell was never going away so he was quite surprised at how things turned out when we handed him the keys back.

As we were leaving I started wondering about this poor guy who OD’ed alone in his bed. Did his family know about his drug use before? Did he try to get help? So many questions left swirling around the case of this wasted youth. This job may be rewarding by helping provide closure for families, but most of your own questions never get answered. As long as we get to help the families, I can live with that trade off.

We hope you never need our services but if you do just know that ABT is here to help you regardless of the hour. Feel free to call us at 800-295-1684 if you need guidance or have questions. 

 

The Extinguished Flame Of Hope

When a traumatic event occurs that requires a police presence and even a coroner, you need a qualified crime scene clean up company.

This isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity! You are under incredible stress already, you don’t need to further jeopardize your health by exposing yourself to the dangers of cleaning up bodily fluids. You need a helping hand and Advanced Bio Treatment is here to help! 

No job is an easy job but the ones that really disturb the soul are the ones that pull back the curtain on the darkness that man can harbor. It’s tough to see people be heartless and cruel to others especially when they’re trying to give a hand to lift someone hopelessness. It’s even worse when that evil manifests itself in the form of betrayal over an imagined slight.

Our caller requested our services and we were dispatched to an older neighborhood outside of Philadelphia. Our caller was the wife of the deceased. Her husband owned a business that flipped houses which is the process of buying and fixing up a house to be resold for profit.

We arrived in the neighborhood and noticed that most of the houses were in the process of being restored to their former glory so this man wasn’t the only one flipping houses. He was just the unluckiest it seemed.

Arriving on the scene we saw various building materials scattered across the lawn so we watched our step as we were led inside by our caller, a smaller lady in her 40s struggling with becoming a widow so soon.

Entering the living room we could immediately tell this is where everything had come to an end for her husband. There was no furniture in the room except for a couch which was overturned from a struggle. The bareness of the room really drew your eyes to the massive puddle of blood that had pooled in the middle of the floor. At least that left the job pretty straight forward for us.

During a pause in the work I could see the recent widow was really struggling to grasp what was going on in her life now, her entire world was just flipped upside down so I gently took her aside and offered an ear to help her unload her burden.

She had explained how unexpected all this was. She said her husband was a great man, a kind man who was always trying to give back to the community and to others. She loved that about him and said it was one of the things that made her fall so hard for him but now she was hurting because that desire to help was what got him killed.

Turns out her husband had met a gentleman outside of a gas station. This gentleman was down on his luck. He had no job, no money, no food so her husband tried to help him out by offering him work as a laborer on the house that they were renovating.

It seems her husband put his faith in the wrong man that day. Late one evening, after the day’s work was done she said her husband was confronted by the man that he had helped. The man agreed to be a laborer for one price and decided he wanted more money for what he did that day. Angered that he wasn’t able to bully his way into more money he grabbed a hammer and hit her husband in the head with it repeatedly. His greed and anger turned a father and husband into a victim right there in front of the fireplace they had just rebuilt.

Tragic loss, all over a few dollars. Sometimes this world doesn’t make sense. The bright note, if you can call it that, was that the police were able to catch the killer just a few blocks away. He was still covered in the man’s blood and couldn’t explain his way out of it. I imagine justice will be served with him. Too bad that won’t bring this good man back to his family. At least the home was able to be cleaned for resale and the family could move on without this being a constant reminder of the love they lost.

If you ever need our services or just have questions on what may be covered by insurance then please call Advanced Bio Treatment at 800-295-1684. We are available and ready 24/7 to clean all possible contaminants that could harm you and your family.