A Tampa family is celebrating today after an autopsy revealed that human remains found in their chimney turned out to be a real murder victim and not Santa Claus.
The discovery was made when Pam and Jake Deloitte moved into their Florida home in September with their seven year old twin daughters Sammy-Jay and Cindy-Lou.
“The twins kept complaining that there was a bad smell in their room but we couldn’t find nothing wrong.” Said Mrs Deloitte. “It was only when Jake lit a fire in the snug that we knew something was amiss.”
In an attempt to clean the chimney himself Mr Deloitte shoved a hard brush up the flue and was surprised when it came back down with a human femur. “I picked it up, scratched my head and then looked at the kids. The next second this big black boot with a brass buckle came hurtling down into the fireplace. I had to tell the kids it was Santa Claus and they ran out screaming into the back yard.”
Further investigations revealed a complete skeleton, a set of bondage straps and a blood stained hunting knife.
“My instinct told me something was up so I called 911.”
Crime Scene Investigation officers sealed off the property and after a further search found two more bodies behind a false wall in the cellar.
Now after two months living with in-laws while investigations were going on, the family has been allowed to move back into their home in time for Christmas. “Living with Pam’s mum has been a living hell,” said Mr Deloitte, “I’m just relieved we can move back in and get back to normality.”
Mrs Deloitte was also happy to be back in the family home. “We just want to put the last two months behind us and move on. The twins are back in their own room now and just looking forward to Santa coming right on down that chimney with no obstructions.”