My neighbors and I hadn't seen another neighbor in a few days. One friend stopped at his apartment, noticed a bad smell and called the police. Joe was only 57 and fit. He apparently dropped dead of a heart attack. This must be one of the worst parts of being a cop. Now a bunch of us are talking about ways to check up on each other, so if someone suddenly expires or falls down and can't get up, they're not laying there for days.