How did we miss this?

I was looking for a link so I could talk briefly about the upcoming BODIES exhibit in the old Newseum space and came across this story from January.

D.C. police believe a naked construction worker who fell to his death this week slipped and fell four stories down an elevator shaft.

Joseph Oliver, 23, of La Plata was discovered about 6 a.m. Wednesday in the basement elevator shaft area of the Newseum, which is being built at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, officials said.

Authorities said it was unclear why he was naked, according to C.V. Morris, head of the department’s Violent Crimes Branch.

No sign of any follow-ups in the Post on this one. Damned weird – of all the times I’ve been naked at my job it’s NEVER been near an elevator shaft.

2 Comments so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 18th, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

    I tend to avoid elevators on “pants-optional” Fridays. I wonder what the story is. It’s got to be an interesting one.

    But who doesn’t go searching for something of value when he finds a dead body? Could be he had some cool threads to take.


  2. Naked Fridays Rock (unregistered) on February 18th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    NBC 4 has more details:

    Authorities don’t know when the man fell, and no one saw him fall. They said he was at work on Tuesday and worked throughout the day. Officials said they believe Oliver fell from the fourth floor of the building. His clothes were found nearby.

    Here is his Obituary with a photo.



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