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The Washington Post has the unique and sad tale of Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, a 25-year-old employee at a No Frills Supermarket in the Council Bluffs, Iowa, market, who disappeared on November 28, 2009.

This week, almost a decade after he vanished, Murillo-Moncada’s body was found - behinds the coolers of the supermarket where he worked. The store had been closed since 2016, and the decaying body was found when workers came in to dismantle the long-abandoned equipment.

According to the Post, “A day before Murillo-Moncada disappeared, his mother, Ana, told the Daily Nonpareil through an interpreter that her son had come home after a Thanksgiving shift at the supermarket and seemed disoriented. She took him to a doctor and he was prescribed an antidepressant, but the medication didn’t appear to help, the newspaper reported. The feeling of confusion persisted and Murillo-Moncada started to hear voices, Ana said. Then came the hallucinations … At 6:15 p.m. on that frigid November evening, Murillo-Moncada rushed out the door wearing no shoes or socks, dressed only in a navy blue hoodie and light blue pants, according to the Daily Nonpareil,” leaving behind his keys and car.

It appears that Murillo-Moncada “went to the store after leaving his house and scaled the coolers before falling about 12 feet into the space between the units and the wall.” His death is being treated as accidental by police.
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