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Elderly man found dead in septic tank

Clayton Morehead Clayton Morehead

By Regina Russo bio | email

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Clayton Morehead, 85, was found dead in a septic tank and the man who had been a friend of his for 30 years was the one who made the horrifying discovery. 

Denny Taylor found his friend at his home in the 5200 block of Lawrenceburg Drive after coming to the house to cut the lawn.

 "When I went over there say feet sticking out that's it," said Taylor.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office is trying to determine just how Clayton Morehead died, but the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says it appears he was attempting to clean the septic tank when the accident happened.

"It was just the fact when inverted head first hard to get back up, through a hole, when you're up to your waist, a precarious situation, can't correct," said Bill Zoz, Delhi Township Fire Chief.

Taylor remembers his friend as a "Super old man, gung ho, bull headed, out there trying to do some work, he cleaned his gutters, I cut his grass tried to take care of him me and my wife."

"We camped together 30 years his wife died, took care of him, old school how you do," said Taylor.

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