RACINE, Wis. — A man's decomposed body was discovered in a duct where he may have gotten stuck during a robbery attempt months ago, officials said.
Police Lt. Jerry Baldukas said a factory worker was checking the ductwork at the Magna Tools manufacturing plant Friday when he opened an access panel and found a coat.
The worker tugged on the coat and discovered a body was inside it.
"Needless to say, he flew back down the ladder," Baldukas said.
Police believe the body had been lodged in the ducts since November. The man apparently became trapped and either suffocated or starved. Fire personnel said he may have survived about four days, Baldukas said.