POLICE swarmed a South Fremantle house on Tuesday after one of the prime suspects in an unsolved homicide at the same site 18 months ago, was found dead.
Alan Sanderson’s body was discovered in his Lloyd Street home after neighbours noticed the heavy drinker had not been seen for several days and his back door was open.
Police sealed-off the home and door-knocked locals. But by 7pm Mr Sanderson’s death was deemed not to be suspicious.
Mr Sanderson, who had lived in the house since a child, was well know to locals, who often helped him up after he collapsed drunk in the street.
In February last year Mr Sanderson’s drinking buddy, 54-year-old intinerant man Michael Warrilow, was found dead in the house.
Three people were reportedly there, including Mr Sanderson who was injured, but no charges were laid.
by JENNY D’ANGER