A friend posted this horrifying story.
A missing family member would be tough to deal with, but the back story is even tougher.
I need help Facebook! This is my cousins fiancés son. LE and detective’s are treating this as a missing persons case when there’s been possible evidence that he fell into the machine. The detective called the family this morning and they were told that HR is responsible for inspecting the machine. No one is wanting to help.
A missing 20 year old male named Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon, works night shift at a warehouse in the Greer/Duncan area. His father also works at the same place on the same shift. He was last seen at 2am on May 5th on top of a machine that his father believes he fell into. The machine is capable of shredding metal. They found a substance shortly after that looked like grounded up flesh/meat. Law enforcement and detectives have been notified but the machine hasn’t been tested with luminol or any confirmation that that’s what happened. The machine was still used on Thursday and Friday.
His bank card hasn’t been used since 11pm on May 4th when he went on lunch break and his phone hasn’t been used since around the same time as well. It’s going straight to voicemail now. His hat was found near the area he was last seen. Cameras have been checked and no evidence of him ever leaving the building. He was still clocked in. His family is broken for answers. I just feel no evidence will be left if they continue to wait around. The machine currently runs fabric through it, the father believes the machine could’ve instantly dried any blood due to high temperatures or the fabric could’ve soaked up any blood.
UPDATE as of 9:10am today - the investigation is ongoing at the company now. The father is assisting. Please pray for the family until we hear their findings.
Please share and please keep this family in your prayers as they search for answers.
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Now, I know that you cannot believe everything you read on facebook. One thing that I am suspicious of is that they were told 'by a detective' that "HR is responsible for inspecting the machine". That is absolutely not within the scope of HR responsibilities.
But I know that as soon as someone said, "I think he fell in," the machine should have stopped, and an investigation done. The people responsible for tear down of the machine would be the maintenance crew with a OSHA team attending.
The company is Industrial Recovery and Recycling in Greer, SC. As of right now, there is no mention of the company or any possible connection to the missing man in the news.
Horrifying barely covers it! -KellyReplyDelete
It is interesting that the woman who posted this has removed her account from facebook.Delete
Pretty gruesome...definitely needs follow up by OSHADelete
Good grief. I really hope that this is not a true story.ReplyDelete
I am curious to see what comes of it. I wonder why the man would be on top of a machine like that. There should have been a very strict safety protocol.Delete
OMG! That's terrible. This has to be a nightmare for that family. I hope this company is held accountable and there's a thorough investigation.ReplyDelete
Keep us posted. Paranormal John
I think that an investigation is unavoidable at this point.Delete
Gruesome, but I too wonder about the response of the police regarding HR. It makes me doubt the story.ReplyDelete
I certainly have questions.ReplyDelete
Since the news are supposed to at least do some fact checking before publishing, I would tend to lean toward this being a true story and one that will see a lot of media coverage once the man... or what is left... is located.ReplyDelete
It is also tough for me because we just had a missing persons social media case in my wife's immediate family and it didn't end well. We are still trying to process everything but I think it is going to take awhile.
Oh, Ed. I am sorry. I imagine that it will take some time to get over the shock of something like that.Delete
I don't dispute the story that a man is missing.
I don't dispute that he may well have fallen into the machine.
What I do dispute is that an investigation would lead the family to be told that it is an HR matter. I believe the investigation is ongoing. That's all.
Different country, different policing methods, but I can't imagine the police not immediately making a proper investigation.ReplyDelete
Just the fact that the face book page was removed makes me certain that the investigation is ongoing.ReplyDelete
What an appalling situation on so many fronts. If there was any question the machine should have been shut down immediately. Profits over people, again. Part of me hopes it's a hoax but that's almost as bad.ReplyDelete
I definitely will be watching this story. I will pass along any updates.Delete
I Google "s.c. man missing" and there actually IS a brief (5/8/22 ) news article about the missing young man mentioned in your post.ReplyDelete
(A reader in TX)
Yes. I put the link in at the beginning. I do not dispute that the young man is missing or that he may have fallen into the machine. My point is that the investigation is not over. Far from it. Also Osha is involved.Delete
Oh goodness - you would hope that the story wasn't true on so many levels.ReplyDelete
I dunno. My BS meter is going off. Like you, I'm puzzled by the assertion that HR is responsible for inspecting the machinery. I also think if a machine pulverized an entire human body there would be no doubt what had happened -- way too much physical evidence to ignore.ReplyDelete