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Old 01 May 2018, 03:02 PM
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Default Worker finds body in wall in Calgary mall washroom

A man's body was extracted from inside a wall of a women's washroom in a busy downtown Calgary mall on Monday, but police said they did not suspect foul play.

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They believe "he" might have been crawling through duct work...

I'm just concerned how long this individual has been there. Did he fall there when the mall was under construction? Did he fall in the wall sometime recently?

So many questions!
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Jimmy Hoffa?
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I'm just concerned how long this individual has been there. Did he fall there when the mall was under construction? Did he fall in the wall sometime recently?
And if he fell recently, wouldn't he start to smell? Or might people have just mistaken the odor for other bathroom related smells? Or was it too recent and he hadn't started to smell yet?
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Alarm, the body probably wasn't there that long. The "wall" he was in sounds like a plumbing chase. It might be as much as 3' wide or maybe just 12" to 18". There will be access panels to allow a plumber to have access to repair any piping.
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Without any additional information, I was suspecting that the man was hiding in a women's toilet for voyeuric purposes.
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It's quite possible that his body was the thing that blocked the pipe into the toilet tank (by squeezing or knocking the pipe from outside) and stopped it flushing, so he would have been found as soon as they called the plumber to sort it out.
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Alarm, the body probably wasn't there that long. The "wall" he was in sounds like a plumbing chase. It might be as much as 3' wide or maybe just 12" to 18". There will be access panels to allow a plumber to have access to repair any piping.
That's part of the questions. If it was recent, why was this person in the ductwork? Was he an employee and no one reported him missing? If he was not an employee, how did they get into the ductwork to fall in there in the first place?

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Indeed, those are questions that I would assume the police are working on.
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Sounds like he's been identified, and family notified. And he seems to have gotten stuck on Friday night, was discovered on the following Monday, so he wasn't in there long.

Body found in washroom wall of CORE mall ruled an accidental death
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My first thought was voyeurism but only the most dedicated voyeur would hide himself overnight in the hopes of peeking at women the next day. Barring any other explanation the most likely one is that he thought he had found a way to hide so that he could break into some stores in the mall overnight. Although even that sounds farfetched.
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he must have had some nefarious purpose in mind, but I guess we'll never actually know what it was he was planning to do, or where he was planning on going after hiding in that wall.
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Indeed we may never know, but if he had any sort of track record, the police and/or the family may have a good idea.
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My first thought was voyeurism but only the most dedicated voyeur would hide himself overnight in the hopes of peeking at women the next day. Barring any other explanation the most likely one is that he thought he had found a way to hide so that he could break into some stores in the mall overnight. Although even that sounds farfetched.
I've known two people who tried and were caught in separate incidents at the same mall. One was and is a funny story in retrospect. The other is just dumb.

In the funny one, he and a friend went into the washroom, and pushed out the panel in a false ceiling. They crawled up there and found a comfortable spot to rest. Then after the mall closed, they made his way through some gaps in the cinder block walls that were used for cabling, ducting etc. Between the washroom and the targeted department store, was a video game arcade. One of them misstepped and fell through the drop ceiling into the arcade. On the way down, that one grabbed the other and pulled him down with him. They hit the ground, got up, brushed themselves off and raced out of the arcade through the alarmed fire exit. Crimes stoppers got involved and showed some of the grainy video footage of them escaping the building. Immediately upon seeing it, even though it was grainy it was easy to point to it and say that is Greg and Adam (names changed). You see, Greg was the only black teen in our community, and Adam stood at about 6'4". They were very distinctive by their looks.

The sad one happened about a year later. One of the teens who was mixed up in drugs in our community owed a debt (we all knew about it). He decided to retry the Greg and Adam plan. He snuck into the washroom, crawled up into the ceiling and waited. Problem was, he was bored so he smoked a joint while up there. The night cleaners could readily smell it. If it was a cigarette, he might have gotten away with it as smoking was still pervasive there at that time. Anyways, the cleaners called the police and they convinced him to come down. On his way down, he fell through the drop ceiling into the washroom and was arrested. He would have not been able to get into the store anyways, as after the Greg and Adam event, the mall installed much better screening in the cinder block gaps. It was no longer to stop animal movement, but people movement through those gaps.

So, with the unfortunate soul who was found dead in Calgary, I can believe that someone would try to break into the store using that method.
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