Man Roasted to Death in North Miami Beach Sauna, Found by Daugther
"His skin was so dry. It was like a burnt piece of beef jerky," Laura Antiporek told WSVN about finding her 68-year-old father roasted to death in a sauna.
Sunday around 11 p.m., Dennis Antiporek decided to take a relaxing visit to the sauna at the Eden Isles Condominiums in North Miami Beach. His family didn't hear from him for three hours. When they went to check on him, they made the gruesome discovery.
Daughter Laura said that when she opened the door to the sauna, she immediately noticed the intense heat, but what she saw next was even more intense.
"I cannot get that image out of my head. I cannot get that smell out of anything. I can't get the taste out of my mouth," she told the station.
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According to Local 10, Laura then called 911.
"I saw my husband totally charred," added wife Ronni. "It didn't look like him. He was all black. His skin was on the ground."
Dennis' body was lying in a fetal position on a sauna bench. Chunks of skin and blood had fallen to the floor.
The family's attorney, Joseph Madalon, believes the incident might have been caused by a faulty timer, and the family plans to sue the sauna manufacturer and the homeowners association. The family believes Dennis died from asphyxiation after becoming overheated.
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