It is believed that David Carter died in late 2007, and his body was finally discovered on January 23, 2012.
Ruled a suicide by investigators, Carter’s skeletal remains were found late last month with a gunshot wound to the head, and a Smith and Wesson 9mm hand gun resting on his chest. He was found at the top of the second floor landing.
Let the questions flow forth.
Where were his friends? Where were his family members? What led to the discovery of his body?
With the answers to such questions, the story just becomes increasingly sad. It paints our socialscape as completely indifferent. According to those who knew Carter, he was distraught over a falling out with the mother of his daughter. According to the coroner’s report, this woman stated that Carter told her that he didn’t want to be in their lives anymore–this was in 2005. Friends believed that he had packed up and moved to New Mexico for a new lease on life after he quit his job in 2007.
After his death, the city continued to maintain the property, including lawn maintenance and clearing snow. Mail continued being delivered–only after it piled up did the post office cease delivery. His utilities had long been shut off. Taxes began to pile up due to the services rendered by the city, and a tax foreclosure was placed on the property. Only then did city reps enter the residence to find Carter’s remains.
He was a resident of West Allis, WI, an urban area within the Milwaukee metropolitan area. His friends stated that he was a very kind and generous individual. A chef by trade, he cared for his mother as she fought cancer until her death in 1997. He never knew his father.