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27-Year Missing Person Case Ends In Louisiana Chimney


ABBEVILLE, Louisiana ~ (Associated Press) ~ Joseph Schexnider has been missing for 27 years until now.  Recently in the town of Abbeville, Louisiana his body turned up in the chimney of a local bank.

So many questions surround the discovery of Joseph’s body in the bank’s chimney.  Why was he there?  Was he attempting to rob the bank?

“Everybody has an opinion,” stated Lt. David Hardy, the chief investigator for the Abbeville Police Department.  He continued, “But no one has evidence to say one way or another.”

Joseph was only 22 when he went missing in January of 1984.  At the time he was wanted for possessing a stolen car but had an otherwise clean criminal record.

The Schexnider family didn’t report Joseph missing due to the fact that he always seemed to be rambling around.

“My mother worried about him, but I just said, ‘Mom that’s just Joseph being Joseph,’” said brother Robert.

Joseph dropped out of High School and had a variety of odd jobs.  He never held one for very long and even traveled with the circus when it passed through.  Briefly he had been in the Louisiana National Guard before receiving a medical discharge.

Those who knew Joseph, including a former playmate that would grow up to be an Abbeville police officer, remember him as “just another kid.”

The skeleton was discovered feet first in the chimney of a bank by a construction worker.

Joseph's body was identified using DNA testing.

There is no evidence of foul play and Joseph was carrying no burglary tools.

After years of investigating the disappearance with no leads the Police have officially closed the case.

Photo Credit: Abbeville Police Department

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