Death by Chimney?


Death by Chimney?
The remains of 18-year-old man reported missing seven years ago were just found in the chimney of an abandoned cabin less than a mile from his home in Colorado. Officials say the details of his death are likely to stay mysterious. The remains were found last month as contractors tore down the cabin in Woodland Park that had been abandoned for more than a decade. Authorities had to use dental records to identify the remains as those of Joshua Vernon Maddux, who was reported missing in May 2008 but not as a runaway. Maddux was probably trying to shimmy down the chimney when he got stuck and Teller County Coroner Al Born ruled the death accidental. Family members say Maddux was bright and doing well in school, and they are not sure why he was at the cabin. Michel Maddux said the family searched for him for years. (Gazette-Colorado Springs)

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