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Couple moves into new apartment and finds dead body of child rapist in closet

By Mason White 3:03 PM June 5, 2016
Sidney Harris 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to find the person who killed a child rapist, after new tenants discovered the dead body when they moved into their apartment, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that 64-year-old Sidney Harris of New York City, was found wrapped in a blanket and a shower curtain inside a kitchen closet.

The suspect left a note to the new tenants, saying sorry for the bad smell.

The landlord told investigators that he thought Harris was in a hospital and wouldn’t be coming back so he decided to rent out the apartment to someone else.

The landlord allowed the couple, both 18 years old, to rent the apartment on the condition that they clean it up before moving in.

While the two new tenants were cleaning the apartment, they found a foot protruding from a bundle of clothes. The coroner said that Harris died of multiple skull fractures.

Harris had been arrested 11 times on charges including child rape, drug possession and theft, but surprisingly, neighbors called him a very sweet guy.