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article imageMiami man found dead in house full of bees

By Katerina Nikolas     Nov 7, 2011 in World
Miami - Bee experts say that around 60,000 bees are living in the walls of a house in Little Havana, Miami, where a teenage girl discovered the body of her father on Saturday. Thousands of bees covered the body.
The teenage daughter of Donald Mason, 49, found her father's body covered in thousands of bees at his home, 129 Northwest 15th Avenue in Miami, on Saturday evening, Local 10 reported. Mason had been renovating the dilapidated family home he inherited, which was built in 1924, for his daughter.
Police and paramedics were summoned to the scene but paramedics were unable to deal with the body until an expert was called to remove the bees from his body. The Miami Herald reported Miami police Cmdr. Delrish Moss said "When police officers arrived, they could hear a humming noise, like the walls were alive."
Although an autopsy has yet to be conducted, it appears as if Mr Mason may have come across the bees inside the bedroom wall and attempted to fog them out. Apparently, he fell from a chair whilst fighting the bees off. According to the Miami New Times Moss said "The fall likely had more to do with his death than anything to do with the bees."
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