Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Don’t Worry, the Skeleton in the Chimney Isn’t Santa

It seems that Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984. This wasn’t unusual since Joseph had a history of taking off, once apparently joining a traveling circus. So when he disappeared his family wasn’t overly alarmed and didn’t bother to search for him, assuming he would return in his own good time. Flash forward 27 years.


Construction workers were doing renovations on the red-brick Bank of Abbeville, Louisiana in July, 2011. As they worked on an old chimney they discovered a skeleton. It seems that someone had attempted to enter the bank by descending the chimney only to become stuck and die from dehydration and starvation. The skeletal remains turned out to be Joseph. Another bank job gone bad.


Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

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