— A Pennsylvania man who was found dead at his apartment complex after police said he was a ghost was a phantom who had been in a coma for years, according to court documents.
Robert K. Brown, 64, was found Saturday with a single gunshot wound to the head, the Pennsylvania State Police said.
Brown had been at a party in the town of Eastonsboro and was at home at the time, the documents said.
A coroner’s office in Philadelphia ruled his death a homicide.
The man was listed as an occupant of the apartment complex and his family said he lived alone.
Brown was the last living person to be identified in Easton in a homicide investigation, according, according a news release from the city of Eastontown.
Brown was listed in an apartment at the complex, the release said.
He was not in the complex when the police officer arrived at his residence on Oct. 16.
A woman who lived with Brown in Eastonsborough and who declined to give her name was in the apartment with him when police arrived and said he had been there for several months, the statement said.
She said she was not home when he went to sleep.
The woman said she woke up to find Brown dead on the floor.
The coroner’s report said he died of a gunshot wound.
Police said they found the body of Brown when they arrived at the apartment on the evening of Oct. 19.
Officers discovered a gunshot and called 911.
An autopsy found he had suffered a single shot to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have not released the name of the officer who found Brown.
Brown lived in the Easton apartment complex with his girlfriend, said his niece, Lisa Brown, and a cousin.
They lived with their mother, Lisa G. Brown.
The cousin said they had been living together for about a year and were having trouble finding a job, but the relationship was on the rocks because of Brown’s mental illness.
The family of the dead man has not been notified, according the release.