15 Jan Ben Thomas: IRS Agent

In what appears to be a suicide, an IRS field agent was found dead in a motel bathroom on December 19, 2008.  He was lying in a bathtub full of ice when he was stung by a box jellyfish.  It appears that the jellyfish, with venom mind you, wrapped its tentacles around his arm stinging Thomas and causing a quick, but excruciatingly painful death.  Because he was in a tub of ice, his vital organs were preserved.  Authorities believe that was Ben’s intention since he called in the suicide to the 911 dispatcher.  Ben is survived by a brother.