SAUK CITY (WKOW) — Police have identified the two people found dead in a Sauk City home over the weekend.
The Sauk Prairie Police Department says 88-year-old Margaret Fass, and her son, 63-year-old David Fass, were both living at the home on Monroe Street. Their deaths are still under investigation and autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday.
Police were called to the home Saturday afternoon to check on the welfare of the people living there when neighbors noticed the grass had grown tall and the mail was piling up.
“His grass was always perfect,” said neighbor Patti Schultz. “He always kept it mowed and it was perfect.”
After not seeing David for a few days, Schultz said her son tried calling repeatedly. When there was no response, she and other neighbors called police.
“Something was wrong,” she said. “Something wasn’t right.”
Sauk Prairie Police officers found Margaret and David both dead inside Sunday. Chief Jerry Strunz says police are still investigating, but that the deaths don’t appear suspicious.
“We don’t have any indication at this time that there was an obvious cause,” he said.
Schultz says David, 63, and Margaret, 88, both had health problems.
“He was taking care of his mom,” she said.
While Margaret was inside most of the time, Schultz says David was the ideal neighbor.
“He always snowblowed our sidewalks in the winter,” she said. “Whatever he could do to help you… Just very nice people.”