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Cops: Calif. doctor gets stuck in chimney, dies

Posted by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. โ€” Police say a California doctor apparently tried to get into the home of the man she had been dating by sliding down the chimney. Her decomposing body was found there days later.

Police Sgt. Mary DeGeare says investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of Dr. Jacquelyn Kotarac.

Authorities say the 49-year-old apparently climbed on the roof Wednesday night, removed the chimney cap and slid feet first down the flue after unsuccessfully trying to get into the house other ways. DeGeare says the man whom Kotarac was pursuing had left the home unnoticed to avoid a confrontation.

The body went undiscovered for several days until someone noticed odors coming from the fireplace.

Firefighters dismantled the chimney Saturday to remove the body.

by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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ColieO
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:22 PM
Wow. Psycho.
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Colleen86
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:22 PM
That's nasty!
She doesn't seem all there.
What a dummy lol
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ladyraven16
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Wow people are nuts!

NessaLovesEmma
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:23 PM

That's crazy!

Chrystal_A
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:25 PM

surprised 

ajjs1972
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:25 PM

alot of holes here. one- why didn't she scream for help? and if she did, why didn't anyone hear her?

two, had to have more than a couple days, unless extremely hot. she would have lived at least three days to a week without food or water, right? then add time for body to decompose, about two weeks, but they don't say exactly how long she was there for. no on reported her missing on her side? like family or kids?

FDNYwife
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:26 PM

 wow! omg!  She was determined for some reason. 

MaeHamMomma
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Wow

ColieO
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:28 PM
It says the man left the house. So no one would have been there. Its been in the mid 90s and higher in Bakersfield. If she was stuck in the flue, it probably was not helping her breathing situation. And it said several days, not two.

Quoting ajjs1972:

alot of holes here. one- why didn't she scream for help? and if she did, why didn't anyone hear her?


two, had to have more than a couple days, unless extremely hot. she would have lived at least three days to a week without food or water, right? then add time for body to decompose, about two weeks, but they don't say exactly how long she was there for. no on reported her missing on her side? like family or kids?

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ajjs1972
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I added the days living without food and water and how long it would take to notice an odor, together about two weeks. re-reading it, i see it didn't make the sense i wanted it to! LOL

Quoting ColieO:

It says the man left the house. So no one would have been there. Its been in the mid 90s and higher in Bakersfield. If she was stuck in the flue, it probably was not helping her breathing situation. And it said several days, not two.

Quoting ajjs1972:

alot of holes here. one- why didn't she scream for help? and if she did, why didn't anyone hear her?


two, had to have more than a couple days, unless extremely hot. she would have lived at least three days to a week without food or water, right? then add time for body to decompose, about two weeks, but they don't say exactly how long she was there for. no on reported her missing on her side? like family or kids?


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