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Woman finds family possessions piled on sidewalk

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - For two years after her mother's death, Braylyn Cotter says her mother's boyfriend of many years continued to live in the Davis Avenue home the couple shared in Grand Rapids.

But this week, he was evicted for not paying the rent and all the contents of the house, including many of Braylyn's childhood memories, were stacked outside on the sidewalk. And she says she didn't find out until it was a done deal and the pile of her mother's possessions was soaked by rain and ransacked by neighborhood scavengers.

"My mother lived here for 24 years, and I grew up in this house my whole life," she explains. "He never got a hold of me to let me know he was getting evicted so I could get my things. My grandmother's antique stuff is in here. It's making me nauseous to know that nobody even got a hold of me."

Relatives and friends spent hours Wednesday salvaging what they could before a dumpster comes to take what remains to the landfill. Family members say it appears everything was done legally and complies with landlord tenant laws.