“Right now, we don’t have any information at this point that would select foul play,” Gangwer said. “I would say that this case is out of the normal.”
Records from the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office show that the property is owned by Denny P. Barry, who purchased it in 1994.
The 9-1-1 call made by an out-of-state woman, Danielle Barry, who said she was the daughter of Barry gave a dispatcher a chilling account of what she found when arriving to check on her father.
“My 83-year-old father is extremely sick and is needing to go to the hospital,” Danielle Barry told a dispatcher, saying the doors were locked. “He’s not OK. We opened up a window in the back of his house, and my husband says that he saw what might have been a skeleton in that room.”
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The caller said she and her father had not been close, but “I am trying to figure out what is going on.”
Danielle Barry said that her husband Stefan Renton entered the house through a window to check on her father. Renton found the skeletal remains piled in a blanket in the rear bedroom of the house.
Neighbors say that Denny Barry was reclusive, and they didn’t know much about him.
Doreen Johnson said Denny Barry “kept to himself.”
“I live three doors down and haven’t seen him for years,” Johnson said. “This whole thing is so strange to be happening in the Kettering suburbs. We all just wonder how long that body has been dead in that house?”
Gangwer said police don’t know for certain if the remains are male or female.
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“We are trying to get as much information as we can and the investigation is in its infancy stages,” he said.
The coroner’s office is using a scientific identification process to help determine the identity of the remains, the coroner’s office said. There has been no official cause or manner of death determined in the case.