Two months ago, a construction crew discovered a dead body in a cabin’s chimney they were trying to demolish.
The police established that the remains belong to an 18-year-old teenager, on his name Joshua Maddux, who had been missing home for 7 years.
The man disappeared in 2008, when he went for a walk and never came back, as his family related.
Although the body was discovered in August, the dental records’ results came out last week, identifying the man as a resident of Woodland Park.
Al Born, a county coroner, stated that there are some questions regarding the victim’s death which have no answer.
One of Joshua’s sisters claimed in a local newspaper that the last time his family saw him was in May 2008, when the teenager went for a walk.
Born also declared that the boy might have attempted to enter the house via the chimney and that he might have got stuck.
The police regarded his death as an accidental one and stated that he has no traces of trauma.
The cabin’s owner declared that he didn’t visit the house very much in the last 10 years, apart from several occasions so as to see if things were alright. Apart from a terrible smell, he had never looked inside the chimney, as the fireplace was obstructed by furniture.
Although there are many questions regarding his death, Joshua’s family feels relieved now that they know what happened to the boy.
Maddux’s father recalls how on that morning he saw him and then he suddenly disappeared. Michel Maddux thought his son was hanging out with his friends, but none of them had seen him. He also added that his son would take good grades in school. Moreover, he can’t find an explanation for his son’s attempt to enter that house.
In a recently published statement, one of Joshua’s sisters claimed that she and her family are a little bit relieved now, that they know how he died and that he can have an appropriate memorial service, although this end was expected neither by his family, nor by his friends.
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