Skip to comments.Body discovered in duct after school staff detects odor
Posted on 09/06/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at Russian Jack Elementary, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
The body was identified later in the afternoon as Michael Nix, 21, who had been missing since he left his apartment near the school on Aug. 24.
"He said he was going to get something from his car, and he never came back," said his sister, Sasha Loyd.
Nix was living with his girlfriend on East 20th Avenue. He'd been drinking that night, his sister said. An alcohol container was found with the body, said police spokesman Paul Honeman.
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Drunk'n B & E ping!!
Not exactly the way I’d want to go...
You just can’t make this stuff up. Truth is stranger than fiction ping.
trying to get a bird’s eye view of the ladies room? or just wanted to steal some pencils? weird.
I guess he got nixed..........
If it sleeps like a duct and smells like a duct, it’s a dead duct.
Yeah, I think most people would prefer a tad more dignity in their passing.
The russian version of a stink bomb.
Okay, who's the prankster? Little Timmy Putin, did you do this?
21? - shouldn’t he have graduated by now?
Yeah, remind me not to drink and duct dive. Gotta tell you, this isn’t one of the things I’ve ever thought of doing, when drinking.
No worries, Ted Stevens is going to earmark a 250 million dollar screen (constructed by Alaskan’s, of course) to use in future duct deaths so as to hide it from the kiddies.
And if you say a word against it, he’ll get all hulked up on your butt!
The duct to nowhere.
Maybe he was trying to get to the bandhall so he could decompose.
Every month or so another story surfaces on FR about some idiot burglar that tries to crawl in a ventilation hood outlet, a chimney, or an airshaft.
Sometimes they're rescued before they die. Sometimes they're not discovered for a long, long time. Some guy who disappeared in the 1970s was recently discovered in the disused brick chimney of a South Carolina gift shop. The shop had closed and was being renovated, and when they opened up the paneling that had closed off the fireplace, they noticed the smell . . . . nothing but bones, but they identified him by his driver's licence in the pocket of his pants.
Boy, no kidding... although I think that poor Elvis had it the worst. I wouldn’t want to be found dead on the toilet.
( like your tagline, btw... the Pixies are one of my favorite bands! )
Always leave a flight plan! You never know when or where you’ll need help. Wb
now the damm place will be haunted
What Russian are you talking about?
I was thinking about posting our correspondence, but have some (easily maleable) personal ethics about making public the contents of (unsolicited) private correspondence, which have prevented me from doing so thus far. I got this FReemail from out of left field, and I had to reply something to the effect of 'WTF are you talking about?,' since it had been 6 1/2 years since I typed out a few off the cuff, smart-a$$ remarks. I suppose if there's interest in seeing the exchange, I could post it for all...perhaps I need to take a LOL Necro-Troll Poll....
“Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at RUSSIAN JACK ELEMENTARY.”
He’ll be in-ducted into the Darwin hall of fame.
Seems odd they would not go into lockdown. They go into lockdown if somebody fires a 22 within a mile of the school.
The body of a 60 year old woman was found drowned in Noyes Slough this week. The water is a foot deep.
Do they have any other posting history in the open?
I’ve been scolded by them too in FReepmail, which does give the opportunity to reply in a manner that the mods might not approve of. :)
Not a single one: I’m special in her eyes....Is there any kind of bonus if we’re responsible for getting other people to sign up?
Send me home? Hell when I was a kid you would have had to have had a herd of wild horse available to pull me away from seeing dead body.
Depends on who.
You sign up a backhoe or kristinn, you’re exempt from FReepathons.
Sign up a MurryMom or TLBshow and the mods watch you like a hawk.
LOL...looking over that 1/04 thread brings back memories of my love/hate relationship with A+Bert.
Didn’t something like this happen recently in Arizona?
I remember the time a burglar died trying to slither down the chimney of a Detroit clothing store. He was there for about six months, with his legs sticking up in the air. The store owners noticed a funny smell, but didn't think much about it until the furnace failed to work come cold weather.
The only thing out of the ordinary was the rooftop, and the guys legs, were visible to one whole side of the Detroit Police Department headquarters.
LOL... When I was a complete n00b I posted something to ol’ Bert thinking he was being humorous. He’d been in the “nerve tonic” obviously and lit into me. LOL!
For a while, I thought A+Bert might have actually been Pat Buchanan's screen name.
Please don’t misunderstand, I don’t think the deaths are funny, I just thought what the widow said was funny. Now, the shooting a moose in downtown Fairbanks, the aluminum foil on the windows (I get why it’s there, but it still cracks me up!) the $6.00 bags of Cheetos on the highway, that stuff I find funny. But not the deaths (but if I could pick the place to die, somewhere northwest of Fairbanks is where I’d want to do it. In a typically Alaskan way, of course!)
That was mostly during the Pipeline days. A ton of new people in town with no intent to adapt. We have had eleven grizzlies shot near Fairbanks this year, which is a new thing. Last year a couple went through my yard but went on a couple miles before being disposed of. I never saw them which is fine with me, the black bear was enough.
The school is located on the South end of Russian Jack Park.
The park has a colorful history.
Jacob Marunenko, a Russian immigrant who arrived in 1915 homesteaded the location of the park in the early 1930s. He became known as Jake Marchin or “Russian Jack”. During World War II, the army needed expansion areas and took the land.
The homestead reverted back to the federal government control. Later in 1948 it was given to the city with intent to be a park. In the interim, the area of the greenhouse and golf course became a minimum security prison farm for APD housing inmates who committed minor offences involving alcohol.
The “Prison Farm” was known for its vegetables, particularly cabbages and potatoes grown there until the early 60s. It was also the citys water source in case of an emergency. With demands for recreation growing the prison farm was moved in 1968 and is now known as the Clithrow Center.
I figured there was an interesting story to the name. Thanks.
Thief Jerky Bump!
Personally, the little kiddies should have watched the recovery and told "this what happens when you go though life drunk and stupid"
Only half kidding
Thief jerky? LOL.
We visited Fairbanks about 2 years ago in January. Things do move much slower there. We actually considered moving up there, but we would have been located in Delta Junction. Not much happens there from what I understand. About all the excitement of watching grass grow.
Hope the kids return the grandson at least for a perior of time. I know that has to be hard. My parents live 3 states away. Takes a good day to get there if I drive by myself with the two kids. I have taken to driving at night because they sleep and don’t need to be fed or go to the bathroom. I can make it in just under 10 hours. Louisiana is much like Fairbanks except without the snow.
The best one, though, was the guy who came down a vent hood and landed in the fry vat.