“Once in the chimney, Harley’s jacket and glasses were pushed from the chimney through a flue and into the second floor of the house," Hickman said at the news conference. "The chimney was blocked between the second and first floor, which trapped Harley.”
The house is across the street from where Dilly's family lived, WEWS reported. The owners of the home were out of town, and Hickman said police had to get a key to get inside. The outside of the house had already been checked, and there was no evidence of forced entry, the television station reported.
“The house was secured and double-locked throughout the course of the investigation so nothing led police to believe there was any reason to go into the house,” Hickman said during the news conference.
Police entered the home at 4 p.m. Monday and found Dilly's jacket and glasses on the second floor outside the flue of the chimney, NBC News reported. His body was found several hours later.
Dilly’s sister, Ashlyn Dilly, 26, posted about his brother in a Facebook post, writing, “R.I.H. Harley Dilly and fly high, confirmed by the PD both out there and here in my town."
An autopsy is currently being conducted.