Missing man’s body found decaying in chimney of Georgia home

The body of a man who went missing late last year was just recovered in the chimney of a Georgia home, authorities said Monday.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones told USA TODAY that the victim’s body was located around 7:30 p.m. Friday and identified as Anthony Rumplik, 43.

Rumplik was reported missing by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, four days after his family claimed to have last spoken with him.

Rumplik’s relatives reported to officials that he had schizophrenia and renal failure at the time.

Missing man's body found decaying in chimney of Georgia home

Found jammed within a chimney

Rumplik was discovered by his roommate at a home in Macon, Georgia, some 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, according to Jones.

According to Jones, the body was discovered wedged inside a chimney.

“The Macon County Fire Department had to take the chimney apart to get him out,” Jones told the media on Monday.

Cause of Death Pending in case

Jones said an autopsy would be performed to identify Rumplik’s cause and manner of death.

It wasn’t immediately clear why Jones was in the chimney.

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