NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said a man, who appeared to have been dead for multiple years, was found Saturday morning in a home.

A welfare check was called in to officers around 9:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Rivers Ridge Circle.

A spokesperson for the Newport News Police Department said the man was in his late 60s.

Detectives said there were no signs of foul play.

13News Now spoke with neighbor Tammy Harriscon who is still in shock.

"It’s been really quiet, and to see something was going on you’d think something had happened pretty bad. But I never seen anybody in that condo,” said Harriscon.

The dead man's neighbor didn't want his face on t.v. but he's known the man for 30 years.

The anonymous neighbor said, “I had keys to the place when he first moved in here – he gave me a set of keys because he traveled a lot, and I could watch his house for him. But that’s the first time I’ve ever used them.”

That same neighbor says the man's family contacted him on Thursday.

"His nephew called me and wanted to know if I had seen him, and I said no I hadn’t seen him in quite a while. And he could wait till Saturday- Saturday I would call the police and have the police come out.”

But the entire community, including Tanya Reese, is shocked.

"You know, you just- you just really never know who you live next door to," said Reese.