Hundreds of liters of blood and animal remains fill the basement in Iowa
Nick Lestina had to postpone the sale of the house after he discovered a bloody flood in his basement. The basement was flooded by about five inches, with a viscous red substance and the remains of dead animals, including flesh, bones and fat.
The victim’s house is located next to a small butcher's shop. As Lestina suggests, the drainage of both sites is connected and after the repeated discharge of animal remains into the drainage channels, his house was filled with blood.
It is reported that this is the first and only such case for the entire 10-year period of residence of the Lestina family next to the Dahl’s Meat Locker. The Department of Health also conducts a series of tests to determine the level of danger to human health.
Upon detecting a bloody flooding, Nick Lestina immediately notified the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and contacted a neighbor.
An investigation was launched into this case. According to DNR, Dahl’s Meat Locker expressed a desire to fully cooperate with the investigation, but to the questions of the affected family said he was not guilty of anything.
“They haven’t reached out at all. In fact, they haven’t taken any accountability for it,” said Lestina, according to KTIV. “They say it’s not their fault and told me ‘good luck.’ If I want to do anything about it, it’s on my dime and my schedule.”
To date, Dahl’s Meat Locker has unofficially stopped work and has also declined to comment on the incident.