A mystery is starting to unfold on St. Mathews Avenue near Barton Street.
The body of 51-year-old Peter Wald was discovered in his home by an employee of a foreclosure company.
That man sent out a tweet this week, simply saying that he had found his first body, and indicated that it had been in the house since March.
Coroner Dr. Jack Stanborough confirms the body was in the house for some time, adding it will be more than a week before the cause of death is known.
What’s puzzling is that neighbours say there are up to 13 other people living in that home, including Wald’s wife and six children.
Neighbours tell the Hamilton Spectator the family had grown reclusive in the last several weeks.
Wald is described as a deeply religious man with a van that could be seen around the city covered with “Jesus Loves You” slogans.
Hamilton police say the incident is being treated as a coroner’s case, and so far, there is no indication of anything suspicious.