Dane Co Chimney Doe 1989

Dane Co Chimney Doe 1989

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
Race: White/Caucasian
Gender: Male
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
[email protected]

Link to More Information

Status: Research in Progress

Image Credit: FBI and Smithsonian Institution

Doe-Nate Fund Goal: $2,300

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Last Updated: May 2, 2023

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December 7, 2021