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Missing man found in chimney 27 years on

By T.K. Randall
July 29, 2011 · Comment icon 22 comments

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The remains of a man who went missing in 1984 were discovered lodged in the chimney of a bank.
Joseph Schexnider had been due to appear in court over possessing a stolen vehicle but disappeared and was never found. It is thought that he died of dehydration after having climbed in to the chimney and found that he was unable to free himself.
Staff stumbled across Joseph Schexnider's corpse as they carried out renovation work. He went missing in January 1984 ahead of a court appearance for possessing a stolen vehicle, KATC-TV reported today.

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Zay 13 years ago
wait so he went in and couldnt get out? he stayed alive in there till he died out damn smh horrible death i feel sorry for him
Comment icon #14 Posted by Gatofeo 13 years ago
Gatofeo at the market Let's see ... I need some crackers ... blue cheese ... and gimme a pound of smoked burglar. I'm having some cannibals over and need to cater to their tastes.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Atlantis Rises 13 years ago
He was probably making a deposit, but was refused a withdrawal.
Comment icon #16 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
He was probably making a deposit, but was refused a withdrawal.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Spectre1979 13 years ago
Wow...Nobody noticed the smell of decomp or anything? That is what I was thinking!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Taut 13 years ago
I saw a similar story, some time ago in Ripley's or Fortean times. Must be a good place to hide. Gnarly way to die though, if you think about it.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Daveisback 13 years ago
World's best hide and go seek player...
Comment icon #20 Posted by DeMikeDe 13 years ago Whatdayaknow? The case of a missing man 27 years later was solved in a gruesome way...trapped in a chimney! In Abbeville, Lou. the police finally (and I do mean finally) found Joseph Schneider, a 22 year old man reportedly missing since 1984 in the least comprehensable manner of finding him dead...and entombed. The news story link tells you more on wha's least likely to be written for an episode of 'CSI: Cold Cases'. Edit: Mods, please merge this article... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Nufc1966 13 years ago
You would have thought Santa would have said something.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Smithers 13 years ago
Did people not have a sence of smell in 84' or something? You'd think someone would have gotten a wiff of a decomposing body...

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