On September 3, 1989 the owners of the Good ‘n Loud Music store on University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, while removing a leaky boiler in the basement, saw a skull through a pipe connecting the boiler to the chimney. Further investigation by authorities revealed a complete human skeleton. The skeleton was dressed in feminine clothing and wore an iron cross necklace. During the forensic autopsy the remains were determined to be that of a White/Caucasian male, 18-35 years old, about 5’ 7″ tall. There was no way the person could have gotten into the pipe from within the building.
NamUs ID: UP4770
Date Body Found: September 3, 1989
Estimated Age: 18-35
Estimated PMI: 2 Months to 2 years
Location: Madison, WI
Agency of Jurisdiction
City of Madison Police Department, Midtown District Station
Lindsey Ludden, Detective
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Status: Research in Progress
Image Credit: FBI and Smithsonian Institution
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Last Updated: May 2, 2023