10. Corpse in the Chimney
You might have heard the one about the would-be St. Nick who tries to slide down the Chimney with a sack of presents only to end up getting stuck there and left for dead. Something similar happened to Dr. Jacquelyn Kotarac of Bakersfield, Calif.
One day in October 2010, Jacquelyn decided to visit her “sort-of” boyfriend William Moodie by sliding down his chimney – literally.
But William had already left the home “to avoid a confrontation,” according to police.
Jacquelyn’s co-workers reported her missing after she didn’t show up to her office. Her body was discovered three days later when a house sitter showed up and smelled something fowl coming from the fire place. There, she found dripping fluids and Jacquelyn’s body stuck about two feet above the opening.
Firefighters spent five hours tearing through the chimney to recover her body. Police did not suspect foul play but ruled the death as “suspicious.”