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Neighbor calls police about missing neighbor and blood in home; police say it’s oil then find man buried under house

The remains of a man that has been missing since May from North Carolina has been found underneath his home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Richard Hable, 47, was reported missing on Aug. 20.  An elderly neighbor who didn’t want to be identified told the the whole story to WBTV news.

Evidently, Hable had been missing since May and the neighbor tried to tell the police something was wrong, but they dismissed it.  She told the police she went over to check on Hable when she had not seen him for a few days and ran into his roommate outside the home.  When she asked him if he had a key he said that Hable had evicted him and he didn’t have one.  So, she returned to her house to get the key that Hable had given her and when she got back she saw the roommate and another man leave Hable’s house.  She asked them if he was there and they said no, but his place was a wreck and there was paint on the floor, and not to go in.;;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=385;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11818832;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixedWBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

The whole scenario bothered the neighbor so she asked another neighbor to go to Hable’s place with her a few days later and when they walked in they saw what they believed to be blood on the door and blood on the floor with paint poured right in the middle of it. 

The neighbor called the police they came over and the neighbor told WBTV that the police said it was transmission fluid not blood. 

Can Paint cover up Blood?

Then in August a deputy came back to serve Hable a subpoena for him to appear in court.  The neighbor called the deputy this time and they told her that it was some type of oil on the floor and not blood. She insisted they send it to the lab.  It is not known if they did or not, but almost two weeks later the police showed back up at Hable’s house and began searching the home.  Eventually they began digging under his mobile home located in the 7500 block of Bondhaven Road in Charlotte and on Thursday they found his body underneath the home.

WBTV talked with the police to ask them their side of the story and they said they were going to do an internal investigation to make sure all the policies and procedures were followed in the case. 

If you have any information about this case you are asked to call the police at 704-334-1600.

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