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Unanswered questions surround decomposed body found in motel
Author: Jenna Troum, Reporter, jtroum@wkbt.com
Published On: Feb 15 2012 07:03:33 PM CST Updated On: Feb 15 2012 07:02:32 PM CST


TOMAH, Wis. -- The man whose badly decomposed body was found in a Tomah motel earlier this month may have been dead for more than two years.

Spencer Lieburn said his father, Kurt Lieburn, was struggling with alcoholism and needed help. He'd been in and out of the hospital, and been kicked out of multiple residences. Spencer himself had to kick him out of his own home a few years ago.


But when his father stopped withdrawing money from his bank account, he knew something was wrong.

For the past two years Spencer’s search for his father has been full of unanswered questions. But now that Kurt Lieburn's badly decomposed body was found at Park Motel, there's just one question that continues to plague him.

"How? That's just my biggest question. How? How do you not know?" said Spencer Lieburn.

Spencer lost touch with his father in late 2009.

Spencer's wife reported Kurt missing to police in March 2011. She told them he had been staying at Park Motel.

"They went to the hotel where he was last seen and his truck was parked right out in front of there. And why didn't they do a wellness check, or check the last place he was known to be staying, or any of that? I don't know why they wouldn't do that," he said.

Police said the management told them Kurt Lieburn had left the motel a long time ago.

It was the same story they told Spencer on the multiple occasions he came to the motel looking for his father.

"If she knew he was staying in Room 19 and that's where his truck was parked when he left, well if she thought he had left for good, why didn't she go back in and clean the room?" he said.

Over the past few days, News 8 has tried reaching out to management here at the Park Motel multiple times. We've called several times and been hung up on. We've also knocked on their door, but no one's answered.

"Disgusted. Absolutely disgusted. He's a person. He's my father. They don't think about it like that. I don't know why they would close that door, lock it, and not go back in there for two years," said Lieburn.

Police said hotel management discovered the body on the bed on February 3. They say the body was so badly decomposed, they could not tell initially whether the body was a man's or a woman's.

But after looking at photos of the scene, Spencer says he knew it was his father.

"They can say they couldn't identify him, but he lived with me for a while before he was at the motel and just the way he slept, you could tell -- that's how he used to lay on my couch, the way he was laying. It was actually quite comforting...as if he just kind of rolled over and went to bed there. But fairly gruesome and probably something I won't forget," he said.

According to Wisconsin Department of Health Serviecs, rooms that are being rented as apartments -- like the one Kurt Lieburn was in -- are not required to be inspected.

Police said they're releasing more information on Kurt Lieburn's death tomorrow.

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Why do they always use badly decomposed? The guy was probably a skeleton after two years. And how the fuck do the hotel owners not smell the stiff after a week?
 

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Why do they always use badly decomposed? The guy was probably a skeleton after two years. And how the fuck do the hotel owners not smell the stiff after a week?
Same thing I was wondering. The stink should have worked it's way through the walls within a week.
 

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Ok, it was being rented as an apartment, so the motel staff didn't go in there to clean it.

Fine.

Who the fuck was paying the rent for 2 years?????
 

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Have any of you ever stayed at one of these lower price places? The decomposition smell was probably overpowered by curry.
 

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If you were ever looking for a place to rent where you can do what you want and people minded their business this WAS the place..
 

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Nicely done with the thread title. I knew exactly what this story was going to be about.
 

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If nothing else I'm surprised they didn't tow the truck. Even if you're a paying customer if your car is fucking up my lot it's done. This place has some give a shit employees.
 

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Is that the place that opie and bobbie got kicked out of?
 

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Ok, it was being rented as an apartment, so the motel staff didn't go in there to clean it.

Fine.

Who the fuck was paying the rent for 2 years?????
thats what i was thinking cause the place i live at if you dont pay your rent by 5 the day its due they are at your room tossing your ass out
 

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if he paid with a credit card or debit card they just kept withdrawing the money, its really common for people to die and no one finding them for a long time, my buddy had one last summer in a house converted to apartments, the woman had been dead for every bit of a year half eaten buy her also dead and mummified cat. the neighbors said they only smelled something funny for about a week then never bothered with it because apparently the woman that died was such a miserable cunt no one wanted anything to do with her. the only reason that anyone bothered to even check on her was because apparently she missed an appointment with her social worker, and after 6months they cut off her check, and the rent wasn't getting paid......everything was paid through some "free loading money" account that she had. he said when he went in the TV was still on, and she was mummified with the dead cat not far from her. the cat would have lived longer except it drank all the water out of the toilet (it had been feeding on her) the medical examiner said she had been dead every bit of a year if not more.
 

gleet

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If nothing else I'm surprised they didn't tow the truck. Even if you're a paying customer if your car is fucking up my lot it's done. This place has some give a shit employees.
They liked the busy look the truck gave.
 

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Why do they always use badly decomposed? The guy was probably a skeleton after two years. And how the fuck do the hotel owners not smell the stiff after a week?
Also "badly decomposed" is simply a shitty term. That sounds like he failed to decompose. It would make more sense to say "successfully decomposed", or "decomposed to the extent expected".
 

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[Norm MacDonald] Note to self: When traveling through Tomah, Wisconsin...do not stay in room 19 at the Park Motel. [Norm MacDonald]