Man Missing For 10 Years Found Dead Behind Store Cooler
The father of a man who went missing over 10 years ago wants to know how his son’s body went unnoticed behind the cooler of a supermarket he once worked at.
Construction workers who were removing shelves and coolers from a former No Frills Supermarket in Iowa, discovered the remains of Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, who had been reported missing November 28, 2009.
In an interview with KETV, his father details the night his son disappeared,
“We went out to find him – my wife and I. Another friend came to help me. We got up early, and couldn’t find anything. It felt like the earth had swallowed him whole,” Victor Murillo said.
Murillo’s father said he called the police and notified them of what happened.Sgt. Brandon Danielson said Murillo-Moncada went missing during a snowstorm.
“(The parents) believe that he was maybe off his prescription medication — he wasn’t in the right frame of mind,” Danielson added.
His parents are grief stricken and do not understand how he could have been left there for so long.
“Our heads are spinning, finding this out after so many years, and it is distressing, it makes us feel a lot of pain,” Murillo said.
Investigators believe his son died an accidental death after climbing into a cooler and becoming trapped.
“One of the managers back in 2010 said that it wasn’t uncommon for employees to come in and out of the place unnoticed. So nobody really questioned if somebody was there,” Danielson added.
“They closed the building. The freezers weren’t working anymore. So how can a body just be there?” Murillo wept.
According to the police, the former employees said that Murillo-Moncada wasn’t supposed to work the day of his disappearance.