Erin Moran’s Neighbors Say She Was ‘Full of Energy’ Before She Died in Her Mother-in-Law’s Trailer

Neighbors of Erin Moran, the singer best famous for her work in a sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, remembered her as a accessible member of their mobile home village following her shocking death on Saturday. However, they also contend she became some-more reserved in new months.


Officers in Harrison County in Indiana responded to reports of an nonchalant womanlike in Corydon, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon. First responders dynamic that a woman, identified as Moran, had deceased, PEOPLE has reliable (the news was first reported by TMZ). An autopsy is pending.

According to neighbors, a singer died in the weathered, gray trailer she common with her second husband, Walmart worker Steve Fleischmann, and mother-in-law in farming New Salisbury, Indiana. The trailer park is rather run-down though purify and quiet.

“She was kind of hyper, full of energy,” neighbor Arthur Myers, 81, tells PEOPLE. “She’d travel like she was removing exercise. Always in travel clothes. She was always accessible and waved, though we never talked to her during length.”

However, in new months, Moran didn’t try out very often.

“I used to see her all a time, walking adult to get a mail or only out for a stroll,” says neighbor David Holt, 61. “She always waved or stopped to contend hello. But we hadn’t seen her for a integrate of months. She kind of hibernated during a end. It’s so sad. She was a good person.”

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Although Holt pronounced a singer still yearned to lapse to Hollywood, she was really down to earth.

“I famous her when she altered in around 2011,” he says. “I said, ‘Weren’t we on Happy Days?’ and she said, ‘Yeah,’ in a approach we could tell she missed it. She used to tell me how they were one large family, and speak about a probability of a reunion entrance up.”

“She didn’t have an attitude, or let on that she felt she didn’t go here,” Holt continues. “It was just, ‘You’re on tip one day, and afterwards you’re on a bottom.’ But we do consider she was still hopeful.”

Neighbor Jerry Benet, 53, pronounced he once got a bravery to tell her he was a fan. “I said, ‘I used to watch your uncover all a time when we was a kid.’ And she smiled and altered a theme like it was too most to speak about.”

Sheriff’s deputies and EMTs arrived during Moran-Fleischmann’s trailer after 4 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a coroner’s van, several neighbors said. Authorities would not publicly endorse where Moran was found when she died.

“I had a falling feeling it was Erin,” says Holt.

Moran, best famous for her purpose as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, married Fleischmann in 1993. The couple moved into Fleischmann’s mother’s trailer in Indiana so Moran could act as her caregiver, her publicist confirmed to ABC News in Jun 2012. Before they altered to Indiana, TMZ reported that Moran’s Palmdale, California, home had been foreclosed on.

Moran also seemed on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote and The Bold and a Beautiful.


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