1984 while reportedly being pursued for alleged car theft,
has been solved. Workers renovating a bank in Abbeville, Louisiana
have found his skeleton walled up in an unused chimney.
It's believed that Joseph Schexnider was trying to hide in the
chimney, and got stuck. He would then have died from a
combination of starvation and dehydration. Not a nice way to go, then.
It's considered highly unlikely that he was attempting to
rob the bank since, for one thing, the chimney wouldn't have been a
very good way in.
Joseph Schexnider isn't the only person to be found in a building's
small spaces recently. Just last month, the body of a missing
Texas woman, Jamie Minor, was found in the ventilation system of a
restaurant. She had apparently crawled in there to try to get
into the building, got stuck and eventually died. There's a lesson to
be learned from these stories, but I can't quite put my finger on