Medical Examiner's Office identifies man whose body was found in 700 block of E. Capitol Drive

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a man whose body was found on Tuesday evening, May 26th in the 700 block of E. Capitol Drive.

He has been identified as 64-year-old Walter Boulds of Milwaukee. He was pronounced dead shortly before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy was completed Wednesday.

The Medical Examiner's Office says Boulds' body was found by a citizen, who then called 911. The body was discovered in a wooded area in the 700 block of E. Capitol Drive. The body was decomposed, and in a makeshift tent. No obvious trauma or injuries were noted to the body.

Investigators spoke with a man who reported he had last seen Boulds about three to three-and-a-half weeks ago. The man said he found Boulds' body on Monday, May 25th but "freaked" and didn't know what to do. The man said he would occasionally bring Boulds food, clothing and money. He told investigators he doesn't know Boulds' name, but told police Boulds saw him while they were at the same probation agent's office some time ago. Boulds told the man at that time that he recognized him from when they did time together in Waupun in the late 1970s. The man told investigators he believed Boulds stayed with a niece on Clarke Street during the winter.

This man eventually called police after he was encouraged to do so when telling someone else about finding Boulds' body. He told investigators he had to use a neighbor's phone because he does not have a phone.

The Medical Examiner's Office spoke with Boulds' sister, who indicated Boulds "chose to be homeless," and has been homeless for 25 years. Boulds' sister said he would call her once a month, but she hadn't talked with him in about three months. She indicated their half sister saw him in late March and he appeared very ill.