Greytown, GA- A man who won a lifetime supply of shampoo last month was found drowned to death in a bathtub full of shampoo with a brief suicide note left on the kitchen table.
Gregory Hotchkiss of Greytown Georgia, participated in a nationwide contest this past January. The contest was hosted by Bartholomew Soap Co. as a bold Marketing strategy to get the company more notoriety.
This was the company’s first national contest which consisted of a lottery to determine one winner to receive a lifetime supply of shampoo products. Gregory Hotchkiss was the lucky winner.
The stipulations of the contest were vague and Gregory had an unlimited supply of shampoo at his disposal. The first week he obtained one bottle, but after convincing himself that schemers were after his fortune, he cashed out 10,000 bottles of shampoo. Shampoo bottles littered his entire apartment, officials say there was barely enough room to navigate the apartment.
After showing signs of psychosis prior to his death, Hotchkiss cracked under pressure and took his life. “His delusions were getting worse” says his mother, “He was convinced that people were trying to kill him for his shampoo.”
Officials uncovered Hotchkiss’s body as it floated atop a dense bath of spring scented shampoo. His funeral is to be held this week. “At least he smells good enough to have an open casket” His mother remains hopeful.