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Five months after being demolished, neighbors say nightmare home is still causing problems

Littleton home nightmare continues
Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 20:35:01-04

LITTLETON, Colo.  — In May of this year, it was all celebration for neighbors as a home in their Littleton community was demolished.

For Wendy Landin, not all of her frustrations have ended, even after the demolition.

"It’s been frustrating in that there is still no resolution permanently and I’ve not heard anything that’s going to happen to the property. Is someone going to be build there? Are they just going to let it go?" said Landin.

As the empty lot sits next to her home, she wonders when the city will pay back taxpayers.

"They said there was $31,000 that they owe the taxpayers from the property being demolished in May," she said.

The city says they've now filed a lien against the property in order to try and recover the $31,000, but don't have a clear timeline on repayment yet.

The Littleton Police Department is also searching for the former homeowner, David Lynch, who they say has gone off the radar.

They believe he's a person of interest in their arson case.

Landin says she and other neighbors are scared Lynch could return unexpectedly.

"Our fear is that he could still be lurking some where and we don’t know the end game," Landin said.