Evidently young men are always vanishing into thin air when simply hauling trashcans down to the curb in Erie PennsylvaniaÂ…
"There was absolutely no marks on the body indicating any kind of trauma or foul play," Erie County coroner Lyell Cook announced yesterday. "Based on what we know there was no evidence to suspect that it was a suicide either."
Waterlogged corpses, a forensic analyst's nightmare
If you're going to kill somebody and want to make it look like an accident then there's probably no better place to dump a corpse than in a body of waterÂ—the longer it soaks the better, and don't use a gun, knife, or sledgehammer.
What makes freshwater so ideal? Because the average cop and coroner haven't the vaguest idea how to process cadavers which have been retrieved from watery graves.
In fact, if the deceased has been submerged long enoughÂ—say two to three weeks or moreÂ—their body starts to totally liquefy and their skin slips off!
So, how Erie county's astute medical examiner was able to determine that Samusenko had no bruises, lacerations, or even mild puncture wounds isÂ…wellÂ…nothing short of a major medical achievement.
Drowning while not engaged in water recreation is a statistical improbability
That's right. Can't happen. If you don't play around in water you won't drown. It's just that simple, statistically speaking.
And when people do perish during water-recreational activities it rarely ever occurs in a natural body of water like a river, lake, pond or stream. It's in the backyard swimming pool which, sadly, is almost never equipped with a certified lifeguard as all pools ought to be.
Even then, according to data annually collected and sifted through by the CDC, the vast majority of drowning victims are small children. That being the case for all the obvious reasons.
Water, water everywhere
There is and always has been a lot of water in all the states where young males between the ages of 17 and 30 have been suddenly vanishing without a trace and showing up in nearby lakes and ponds and rivers for the past 16 years.
There is, for instance, a lot of water in the state of Pennsylvania where 17-year-old Jacob Samusenko vanished and drowned this winter.
There is a lot of water in the state of Illinois where 18-year-old Harsha Maddula vanished and drowned this past September.
There is a lot of water in the state of North Carolina where 19-year-old Tyler Blalock vanished and drowned this past October.
There is a lot of water in the state of New York where 26-year-old David Gerken vanished and drowned this past November.
There is a lot of water is the state of Maine where 21-year-old Zachary Wells and his buddy 23-year-old Prescott Wright vanished and drowned this past December.
There is a lot of water in the state of Massachusetts where 23-year-old Jonathan Dailey vanished and drowned this past October.
There is a lot of water in the state of Arizona where 19-year-old Jack Culolias vanished and drowned this past November.
There is a lot of water in the state of Indiana where 23-year-old Matthew Ward and 22-year-old Joshua Swalls vanished and drowned this past October and November respectively.
There is a lot of water in the state of Wisconsin where 24-year-old Robert Steinbrecker vanished and drowned this past December.
And there is a lot of water in the Wisconsin cities of Milwaukee and Madison, in particular, where 24-year-old Nick Wilcox still remains missing since New Year's eve, and 26-year-old Charlie Geurts since January 15thÂ…
Will they too be found "accidentally" drowned?
Eponymous Rox is the author of "THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN: Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory"END AKISMET -->
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