Mike wouldn't have liked all the hubbub around his house.
It was hard to find- Mike said he liked it that way.
Besides the TV satellite trucks hubbubing around the blocked off Smith Street, and the steep driveway were three cruisers, some unmarked cop cars, a couple of grey police vans, and the cop motorhome with hot coffee and clean bathroom.
Mike didn't like cops, either.
And now they were crawling all over his house and yard- scores of them- wearing blue barrier gloves and white paper masks.
Ominously, the Medical Examiner's brown Chevy pickup was parked in the middle of the street.
We stood with the reporters, the camera guys and the neighborhood lookie-loos for hours as homicide cops did their "suspicious death" investigation under the two white crime scene canopies set up in Mike's yard.
I've never met him, every neighbor we talked to said. Lived here for years, didn't know it was Mike Webb who lived there.
The bombastic Mike's off-air life was considerably lower key than his on-air persona might indicate.
The cops were called this afternoon about 2p by the landlord's agent, who called 911 after he discovered the body in the house- although he wouldn't say exactly where.
The body was so decomposed that its gender, race, or age could be determined.
A family member tells BlatherWatch: "The police had cadaver dogs in there, it was either June 15 or 22nd. The police have done "thorough" searches at least twice, assuring us they went through the house several times on each visit.
The landlord told neighbors he had been in the house a couple of weeks before, and Mike's brother Wayne had been up from California and had been in the house.
But "transients" were said to have been in and out of the easily accessed house, despite attempts to board it up.