745 users online (113 members and 632 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    28,606

    UK - Dead body found in chimney of law firm in Derby

    Dead body of serial burglar found in CHIMNEY of a solicitors' firm in city centre (Daily Mail)
    The body of a man who was found in the chimney of a solicitors firm has been identified as 42-year-old Kevin Gough.

    The remains of the man, believed to be a serial burglar, were found by pest control workers in an unused part of the Victorian building at Moody and Wooley Solicitors in Derby.

    Staff called a pest control company to get rid of what they thought was a pigeon, after noticing an unpleasant smell and infestation of flies in their office.

    It is believed the body had been in the chimney for several weeks.
    ---
    more, with pictures, at link above

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    19,250
    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    For a moment there I thought that I wouldn't click the link because I don't want to see pictures of a dead body in a chimney but thankfully, there are none.

    Just FYI, in case anybody else was wondering.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    28,606
    I should have specified, "with pictures, though absolutely none of bodies in chimneys, at the link."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    On Battleship Hill
    Posts
    3,203
    I am sure that I have read a similar story to this based in the US, maybe in a bank
    England's dancing days are done...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    19,250
    We have a thread about that other case here:

    Bones found in Louisiana bank chimney identified - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Note to self: When entering banks, use the door.
    Last edited by KateB; 06-14-2015 at 07:43 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,098
    It's so hard to get good chimney shots! Where is Annie Leibowitz when we need her?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    332
    Wasn't this in the movie "Gremlins"?
    Poetry, fiction, zoological nonfiction: lauradelcolbrown.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,098
    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    I am sure that I have read a similar story to this based in the US, maybe in a bank
    At least one, maybe more, such incidents received the infamous Darwin Award.

    One that comes to mind was a burglar who tried to gain entry to a commercial establishment by wiggling down the air vent. He got stuck in a position where he couldn't breathe and suffocated.

    And we had a thread here at WS about a doctor who tried to break into her boyfriend's house through the chimney and suffocated herself.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...=stuck+chimney


    (Actually, when searching for the link above I found several other threads on corpses stuck in chimneys.)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    19,250
    I blame Santa Claus. People see him doing it and figure out if Santa can do it so can I, I'm much thinner than him. But they don't know that chimneys expand from the inside at Christmas time.



Similar Threads

  1. Dead body found in Demi Moore's pool
    By SurfieTX in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-27-2015, 06:21 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-08-2012, 01:42 AM
  3. NJ - Man dead in home for a year before body found
    By wfgodot in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-28-2012, 12:58 AM
  4. CA - Body of local doctor found in chimney flue
    By Joe Friday in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 134
    Last Post: 11-09-2010, 03:10 PM