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Weird Deaths
« on: February 12, 2016, 03:29:42 PM »

I've dealt with bodies in cars and trailers and the smell is overpowering in fairly short order. I suppose cold weather would help, but still...

New thread topic!  Let's hear some stories.  Old ladies eaten by their cats?  Murders?

My dads uncle went on a fishing trip for five days in the summer in the 80s. His ex wife and kids (adult) did not check up on him because he was fishing. This was long before cell phones, so his friends called him when they got back, wondering why he hadn't shown up for the trip.

He'd been dead five days from a massive heart attack. Also, it was a very hot summer.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 03:42:32 PM »

I've dealt with bodies in cars and trailers and the smell is overpowering in fairly short order. I suppose cold weather would help, but still...

New thread topic!  Let's hear some stories.  Old ladies eaten by their cats?  Murders?

My dads uncle went on a fishing trip for five days in the summer in the 80s. His ex wife and kids (adult) did not check up on him because he was fishing. This was long before cell phones, so his friends called him when they got back, wondering why he hadn't shown up for the trip.

He'd been dead five days from a massive heart attack. Also, it was a very hot summer.

Good one.  Where was his body for five days?

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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 03:43:21 PM »
Living room floor. He was a big man. When they found him he was about double his original size.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 03:48:55 PM »
Living room floor. He was a big man. When they found him he was about double his original size.

Oh, he lived alone.  No cats?

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Police found the body of Lucie McNulty, a retired New York music teacher, in her mobile home on Atkins Lane in Wells. Police believe McNulty died in the home more than two years ago. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 05:27:46 PM »
No pets IIRC. Apparantly the odor was something to behold.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 03:41:14 PM »
A guy in my home town ran over himself with a tractor in his garage.

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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 07:14:14 PM »
Living room floor. He was a big man. When they found him he was about double his original size.

Oh, he lived alone.  No cats?



I've often pondered that the two most likely ways I'm going to die are either in a car accident or at my apartment  alone of old-age related natural causes or a bad fall (which I guess could be considered an age-related cause). If I assume the latter scenario happening after I've retired from work and given the fact that I have no wife, offspring, family, or friends, it could be quite some time before my body is discovered...especially if I die early in the month after just paying the rent. Who the hell would miss me??

But at least I assume I would be providing a few days last meals for whatever cats I will have at the time (I've always had at least one cat and can't see that changing).
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 12:45:52 AM »
Feom a forensics textbook, several cases.

Man, grieving, angry at wife who plans to divorce him, locls up his firearms at home and drives out into the middle of his field and proceeds to fire arrows up into the air, attempting suicide. He caught several with his body before he was discovered. Been a minute since I read the text, I believe he survived, so I don't know if that counts.

Shop teacher put a large knife into a vice and ran headfirst into the blade. Like, repeatedly. Multiple wounds, died in hospital IIRC.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 12:51:21 AM »
Feom a forensics textbook, several cases.

Man, grieving, angry at wife who plans to divorce him, locls up his firearms at home and drives out into the middle of his field and proceeds to fire arrows up into the air, attempting suicide. He caught several with his body before he was discovered. Been a minute since I read the text, I believe he survived, so I don't know if that counts.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 09:47:55 PM »
I've pulled a handful of bodies out of Houston bayous in various stages of yuckiness. It was probably exactly as terrible as it you may imagine.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 12:00:38 AM »
I've pulled a handful of bodies out of Houston bayous in various stages of yuckiness. It was probably exactly as terrible as it you may imagine.

I don't think I could ever deal with dead bodies. Smells, leakage, de-squamation, visuals. No thank you.

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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 12:40:17 AM »
Picking up parts is worse than finding a rotten one, hands down. The worst mission I ever had involved an Afghan soldier laying down in a 5lb jug of bulk explosive with a pressure plate. We had to help recover the parts of his body and his weapon after a 12hr gunfight. The process involved a large tarp, a truck, and a lot of vomiting.
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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 06:48:42 PM »
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Man allegedly held drug-fueled ‘death party’ for wife before she died

By Kristine Goodrich kgoodrich@mankatofreepress.com | Jan 25, 2019


Duane Arden Johnson, 58, allegedly threw drug-and sex-fueled "death party" with his ailing wife before she died.
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SEARLES — A Searles man reportedly told authorities he gave his ailing wife methamphetamine and they had a “death party” before she died.

The husband said he did not get his wife medical help because she did not want to die in a nursing home, according to criminal charges filed against him.

Debra Lynn Johnson, 69, was found dead inside her Searles home Thursday morning after her husband, Duane Arden Johnson, 58, called 911. Responding authorities reportedly found words spray-painted on the front door, a naked Duane Johnson, several guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Duane Johnson was arrested without incident and was charged Friday with felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property.

He reported just before noon Thursday that his wife was dead in their home in the town of less than 200 people south of New Ulm.

The first Brown County sheriff's deputy on scene observed the words “Death Parde God Hell” written in red spray paint on the front door, according to a court complaint.

Duane Johnson came out naked, yelled that his wife was dead, and ran back inside. The deputy found him in a bathtub and he said he was trying to cleanse little white and black “things” from his skin.

Debra Johnson's body was wrapped in a sheet at the top of the stairs. The body was still warm but there was early rigor mortis in her arms. Duane Johnson said he thought his wife had died at about 8:30 that morning but had waited to make sure she was dead before he called 911.

He told authorities his wife had been in a nursing home and she begged him to take her home to die.

Investigators learned from the New Ulm Medical Center that Debra Johnson had been at a transitional care center but her husband removed her against medical advice. She previously had two heart attacks, had diabetes and high blood pressure. She also reportedly had mental illnesses and was on anti-psychotic medication.

Duane Johnson told authorities he and his wife had a “death party” for the final days of her life. They had been “rocking out” to their favorite song: Quiet Riot's “Metal Health.” They took methamphetamine and she stopped taking her medications, he said.

The man said his wife couldn't eat or drink so he said he used snow to wet her mouth. He said she had convulsions but she wouldn't let him call for help, so he held her to keep her from hurting herself. He said they had sex fewer than two hours before she died and she stopped convulsing and was more at peace.

After she died, he said he washed her and wrapped her in linen “like the Bible told me to do.”

Duane Johnson allegedly told an investigator he had 47 guns, many of which were stolen.

Authorities found four rifles and two shotguns in the house, the charges said. They also reportedly found hundreds of rounds of ammunition of several varieties.

Johnson made his first court appearance late Friday afternoon. Bail was set at $250,000 or $150,000 with conditions. He was still in the Brown County Jail Friday evening.

He has prior convictions for assault and DWI and is on probation for driving after license cancellation. A blood test taken after his DWI arrest in 2014 showed he had used methamphetamine, according to court records.

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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 07:13:59 PM »
How about this one?

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Re: Weird Deaths
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 07:43:26 PM »
That's terribly sad.

 

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