Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Growing up, The Goonies was one of my favorite movies. It was the right combination of comedy and thrill that made 10-year old Chris watch it about 1,000 times.

I saw a story today that seemed to come right out of the Goonies script and had I experienced it, I'd definitely be scarred for life.

Per Reuters:

A curious Ohio boy who sneaked into an abandoned house over the weekend discovered a mummified corpse hanging inside a closet, unnoticed for nearly five years, officials said on Tuesday.

The body of Edward Brunton, 53, had a belt around his neck, and he likely died by suicide in his rundown home in the city of Dayton, said Ken Betz, director for the coroner's office in Montgomery County in southwestern Ohio.

Because he died in the winter and inside a dark closet, Brunton's body tissue dried out and was preserved. No one went looking for Brunton, who was estranged from his family, Betz said, adding that Brunton did not know his neighbors and had no known work obligations.

So imagine that. A 12-year old boy, exploring his neighborhood, opens a closet door to find a dead guy hanging from a belt. Not only to you run and scream, but you have that image scorched onto your retinas for the rest of your life. 

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