Many times victims of heinous crimes are found dead in a home, maybe a bedroom. But, that’s not always the case. Some of the places are just straight-up odd.
Public bathrooms, freezers and amusement parks are some places where remains have been found. They often spark questions of how they ended up there and ignite searches for the person that left the victim in the odd location. Or how the victim died in the odd location.
Here are 14 weird places where authorities found human remains:
After being missing for 27 years, police discovered Joseph Schexnider on July 27, 2011, in a chimney in the Abbeville National Bank in Louisiana. According to ABC News, Schexnider’s bones emerged as the bank was renovating the second floor to create more office space.
At the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, a grisly discovery was made by hospital staff. After a horrid smell erupted in the hospital, security guards followed the scent to a ceiling. After opening up the ceiling, the body of a missing patient tumbled out.
According to News 24, the mentally ill patient tried to escape the hospital and became stuck in the ceiling.
On Christmas morning in 2011, William Wallace murdered his wife ZaZell Preston over an argument the couple had the previous night. Witnesses stated they saw the couple tussling during the Christmas Eve party.
After Wallace killed his wife, he drug her body from their bedroom to the couch in the living room to celebrate Christmas Day with the kids. Wallace sat Preston on the sofa and placed sunglasses on her, telling their children that she got drunk and “ruined Christmas.”
On June 4, 2021, a judge sentenced Wallace to 15 years to life in prison on a second-degree murder charge.
On Feb. 18, 2020, Walmart employees discovered a dead body in the store’s bathroom in Forsyth, Georgia. According to WHNT, police believe that the body may have been there overnight.
The victim was reported not to be a Walmart employee, but the identity was still unknown at the time.
Surveillance footage showed two suspects pushing a dead body around in a shopping cart on the night of Sept. 13, 2019, in Harlem, New York. According to NBC New York, the footage shows that the victim had gunshot wounds to the chest and injuries on their head.
After strolling around the city, the suspects eventually placed the body, later identified as Anthony Lewis, near a Starbucks.
‘THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN’ TV SET
The body of aspiring gunslinger, Elmer McCurdy, traveled across the country and even ended up on the set of a famous film, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ McCurdy’s well-preserved body was used by different carnivals in which patrons would pay to see the “mummy” that looked to be made of wax.
The truth would not be uncovered until the filming of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ TV series, when McCurdy’s arm snapped, revealing bone and muscle tissue. The production stopped as police arrived to investigate the body, which would later be identified as McCurdy.
According to Ripley’s, McCurdy’s cause of death was due to a shootout with a group of friends.
After being missing for almost two years, the body of a young child was found by police on July 6, 2021. According to Virginia police, they received a tip two months prior about the possible whereabouts of Eliel Adon Weaver.
Police have charged Eliel’s parents, Dina and Kassceen Weaver, with conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aid to a child, according to FOX News.
DISNEYLAND PARIS’S HAUNTED HOUSE
A 45-year-old technician at Disneyland’s Paris Theme Park was found dead in the Phantom Manor attraction. According to USA Today, the technician passed away due to electrocution hours before the park opened that day.
On June 4, 2021, the body of a 28-year-old man was found lodged inside a Manhattan elevator shaft, according to the New York Daily News. The man became stuck between the first and second floors within the shaft in a building that housed several different businesses.
The police have not realized a cause of death for the victim.
The body of high school student Kendrick Johnson was discovered rolled up in a gym mat in the school’s gymnasium in January 2013. The 17-year-old was missing since the afternoon, only for his body to be found the following day.
While state authorities believe Johnson accidentally fell into the mat, his family thinks that foul play is involved with his death, according to the NPR.
As of March 2021, the investigation has been re-opened.
On July 12, 2019, a group of fishermen caught a man’s body off the shore of Chonburi in Thailand. According to The Pattaya News, the man had died approximately seven to 10 days before being discovered. The man’s identity has yet to be determined.
NEAR ‘CSI: NEW YORK’ SET
On Sept. 13, 2006, the production crew for the hit TV series ‘CSI: NY’ discovered a mummified body while filming scenes in downtown Los Angeles. In an unfortunate coincidence, the crew filmed an episode in which the cast find a mummified body in the month prior.
According to CBS News, the body was found on the fifth floor of the building the show was filming in.
BEHIND GROCERY STORE COOLER
After being missing for 10 years, the body of grocery store employee Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada at the No Frills Supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Construction workers removing shelves in the grocery market and found Murillo-Moncada’s body behind the frozen cooler.
Murillo-Moncada had initially been reported missing on Nov. 28, 2009, with no leads for 10 years as to where the employee might be. According to CNN News, his parents reported him missing after he became upset and ran out of the house.
Police reports believe that Murillo-Moncada fell into the 18-inch gap in the back of the cooler and the wall. His death was deemed an accident.
On Aug. 17, 2018, police made a horrifying discovery after finding the headless torso of a missing victim. The victim, Brian Egg, had been reported missing by his family after they hadn’t seen or heard from him in several weeks.
While searching his home for a welfare check, police found Egg’s torso without his head in a fish tank, according to ABC 7 News.
Despite police having potential suspects, Egg’s murder is still unsolved.
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