Forensic experts say the bones were the remains of Joseph W Schexnider, who vanished in 1984 at the age od 22. At the time of his disappearance he was wanted by police for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Schexnider’s remains were discovered by workers in May after the Bank of Abbeville began renovations. Police has suggested he probably starved to death inside the chimney.
Investigators say there is no sign of foul play and the most likely theory is that Schexnider, whose bones were found with gloves and cigarette lighter, may have been trying to rob the bank, and became stuck in the chimney. These detectives are dead set geniuses.
It is sad for Schexnider that he would have had days to reflect on what a dumb idea his cunning plan had turned out to be.