Case File: 862UMWA
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A Georgia-Pacific West Inc. worker found the victim's crumpled skeletal remains atop parallel pipes near the bottom inside chimney No. 9. The pipes, which carried water heated by boiler exhaust, were 240 degrees. The air was 95 degrees, unless the boiler was running, when temperatures reached 370.
Officials estimated the victim had been in the chimney a few days to a few weeks. Records showed the boiler operated for 34 hours during September 17 and September 18, two days before the body was found, plus more hours the previous month.
The chimney was difficult to reach. The person had to climb a number of stairs inside the plant, and then make his way to the roof of the building. Although a metal door was present at the base of the stack, it took police two hours to pry it open, making it an unfeasible way for the victim to have gotten in.
A medical examination yielded the presence of broken bones, indicating the body probably fell into the stack. The unusual location of the body fueled speculation that the discovery was that of a murder or suicide victim. Nothing was located to indicate the victim was a worker, and no workers were reported missing nor any abandoned vehicles located.
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Last Updated: 5/28/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator