The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 3
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 3

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 A3 TV Film Crew Discovers Corpse mm G0B3EG&a possibly from South America, the coroner's office said. Drynan said the autopsy incision is not the type used in the United States, and, because the skin is "hard as a rock," the body apparently was embalmed with a fluid with a heavy metal base, such as arsenic. The use of arsenic in embalming fluid is prohibited in the United States. "The body appears to have been in this-mummified condition for a long time," Drynan said. He said the corpse wouM be examined by X-ray, autopsy and tissue analysis. A forensic dentist will study the teeth. If identification cannot be established, the body will be cremated, Drynan said. What was the Six Million Dollar Man doing at the amusement park? The script for the ABC show called for star Lee Majors to track a group of subversives to a carnival which turns out to be a traveling missile launch base. The script didn't mention the mummy. a now-defunct wax museum as the "thousand-year-old man." The discovery that it was a human corpse came Wednesday during the filming of a scene in the fun house for the television series. A technician moved the body and an arm fell off. He was about to glue it back on when he noticed that a bone was sticking out. A police investigator said it was "too much like Vincent Price time." Long Beach Police Sgt. Daniel Sallman said he was attempting to locate the former owner of the wax museum to find out how he acquired the body. A preliminary examination by the coroner's office showed that it was an elderly man, 5-foot-3, 150 pounds, but much younger than a thousand years. "The corpse has been autopsied at some time and has two embalming incisions, which I think would take it out of the realm of being a thousand years old," said Don Drynan, an assistant coroner. The body appears to be that of a foreigner, LOS ANGELES (AP) - What was thought to be a wax dummy turned out to be the painted, mummified corpse of a man who apparently was shot in the early 1900s, officials said yesterday. A pathologist found the copper-jacketed bullet in the abdominal cavity of the body. Dr. Joseph Choi said the buffet entered through the chest, killing the man sometime around the turn of the century. He based his guess on the kind of embalming fluid that was used to preserve the body. The corpse was discovered in an amusement park fun house during the filming of the television show, "The Six Million Dollar Man." Long Beach Police turned the mummy over to the Los Angeles County Coroner yesterday to determine how old it is and where it came from. It had been hanging by a noose from a makeshift gallows in the Nu-Pike amusement park fun house. The body was painted with a reddish fluorescent paint so that a black light would make it shine in the dark. 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