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Blackpool death not suspicious

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A headless body found on a Blackpool beach last month has been identified.
After extensive forensic tests, detectives have confirmed the "lower body parts" belong to 27-year-old Calum Terras. He went missing from his home in Fleet Street, Blackpool, on 5 January. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Terras' death.



So it wasn't ISIS after all, OK?
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Re: Blackpool death not suspicious

Gross, so his head fell off by accident?
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Old 14.09.2015, 10:36
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Gross, so his head fell off by accident?
I lolled sorry.

The only thing that I can think of, as an ex bobby, is that he hung himself and went undiscovered since January, and then after the rotting got to a certain point his body fell from his hanging place. How he ended up on a beach I dunno, maybe there was trees/bushes above an area over the beach? Just speculation from me.
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Gross, so his head fell off by accident?
My guess would be that he jumped off one of the piers into the sea and his head was accidentally severed at some point by a passing motorboat or something.
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Old 14.09.2015, 10:44
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My guess would be that he jumped off one of the piers into the sea and his head was accidentally severed at some point by a passing motorboat or something.
Or a shark
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Old 14.09.2015, 10:57
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Re: Blackpool death not suspicious

I don't think my theory would wash, he was found against this wall blackpool-death-not-suspicious-uploadfromtaptalk1442217458972.jpg
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Re: Blackpool death not suspicious

I read this story too. I appreciate that the general public finds terminology like this amusing but there is nothing amusing about such tragic news.

No suspicious circumstances just means that the police think the guy committed suicide. Suicide is not considered suspicious.

Could they express these technical forensic / police terms more accurately? I guess so... but unfortunately they don't.
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I read this story too. I appreciate that the general public finds terminology like this amusing but there is nothing amusing about such tragic news.

No suspicious circumstances just means that the police think the guy committed suicide. Suicide is not considered suspicious.

Could they express these technical forensic / police terms more accurately? I guess so... but unfortunately they don't.
He also could have died naturally, which is another time they use non suspicious. I don't think the headless man had a heart attack and fell in the water but it is a possibility. but the police and newspapers can't list all the possible ways a person died just so we all understand.
I'm sorry you think I find it funny, I don't think it's funny that a family have lost a loved one, at all. But I have seen a few dead men in varyig states of decay irl, it's not nice. So I will deal with hearing about headless men in the only way I know how.
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Re: Blackpool death not suspicious

You'd better not watch "Six Feet Under" then.
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