WALSENBURG- Two deceased men were found in separate homes this week by Walsenburg police. The police were dispatched do to “welfare checks” at the two locations.
Alfred Laner, 80, was found deceased on November 24 at his home in the 100 block of East 9th St. . William Biss was found deceased on November 30 in his home in the 1000 block of Colorado. Both men are believe to have died from natural causes.
On November 8, a father and son, Francis and Juan “John” Vigil were discovered deceased in their house in the 700 block of Pinon. The Vigils had been dead for several weeks before the police were dispatched for a welfare check. The Vigils were also believed to have died from natural causes.
This time of year it is especially important for family, friends and neighbors of our elderly citizens to be aware of their needs. It is very unfortunate that in the last few weeks in our small town four men died in their homes without anyone attending to them. All the good citizens of Walsenburg should keep an eye out for our neighbors in need.