Willis' family, friends want answers after corpse discovery
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MILWAUKEE - His body was found hidden in his closet, two weeks after he disappeared.
Glenn Willis' family wants to know how police failed to find his body during two previous searches.
"There are things that are not adding up," said Shalisa Harger. She is a co-worker and family friend.
Harger expressed the family's frustration with the investigation during an interview at the home of Glenn Willis' mother.
They're troubled at the suggestion he died after a night of drugs and prostitutes.
Benson: "Does the family believe that story?"
Harger: "Not at all. not at all. It's not in his character. That's why there are a lot of questions that need to be answered."
Willis was last seen leaving work on June 14th. Police checked his apartment after co-workers say he was missing on the 19th.
Family and friends were worried the 62-year-old diabetic might been having a medical problem.
His brother Quentin reported him missing on the 21st and the apartment was checked again on the 24th.
"How could they have missed the smell, that's nine days later," said Harger.
Police returned a third time and found Glenn's body stuffed in a closet two weeks after he went missing.
The closet door had been hidden by a bookshelf and exercise bike.
Chief Edward Flynn responded quickly to the family's concerns.
"We certainly sympathize with the family's frustration, but our first instance was to check on the welfare of a man whose work thought might be sick," said Flynn.
"The second time we went to look to see if he had returned home."
Chief Flynn says there was no suspicion of foul play or odor when they checked the first two times.
"We've got experienced detectives with a highly developed sense of smell. Suffice it to say if they had smelled him, they would have looked." said Flynn.
Flynn says the his department has been communicating with Glenn's brother about the investigation that is still on going.
Flynn credits his detectives for piecing this crime together with very little information.
The family hopes additional reports on toxicology and cause of death will help answer some questions.
Three people face charges for hiding a corpse in the case.