The mummified body of a man thought to have died 20 years ago was found in the chimney of a Finnish industrial building while it was being demolished.
Identification papers found in a wallet in the corpse's pocket indicated it belonged to a man born in 1953 who disappeared in 1991. He was declared dead in the early 2000s, local tabloid Ilta-Sanomat reported.
"The police are investigating whether the man was placed in the chimney or went there himself," criminal investigator Juha Juurinen told Finnish news agency STT.
The chimney, in a factory in the city of Vantaa near Finland's capital, was not used for decades, and the body was found Sunday as construction workers tore it down.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Mummified man found in chimney.