Burlington police: body found in abandoned home ID’d as missing Burlington man

Police in Burlington have identified a body found in an abandoned home along Trade Street as the remains of a 60-year-old man who was reported missing in January.

According to the city’s police department, the body which was discovered last Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Jerome Walter Wallace, a 60-year-old black male of 218 Adams Street in Burlington.

A silver alert had been issued for Wallace on January 24 after he was seen leaving his residence in a Dallas Cowboys jacket and black bedroom slippers shortly before midnight.

According to the police department, the state medical examiner’s office has determined that Wallace died of natural causes and adds that “no foul play is suspected” in his case.