His wife offers the most details available. Only her and the neighbor (kevin wood) visualized Ian as he was found (the cops, and a passer by also attempted to help Kevin Wood cut him down, too). Deborah Curtis describes in her book that he was in a kneeling position with his hands on the washing machine as if folded in prayer. As she got closer to him (thinking him playing a gag on her), she saw the rope from the laundry hanger) He had a string of spittle coming from his mouth. This is all she says. If there were more morbid details, I am quite sure she would be protecting his/his family's deserved privacy by not releasing them to the gore-hungry public. Personally, i think the ice is pure rubbish! I highly doubt he cut a smile onto his face. I think your confusing him with the JOker. He had an open casket viewing, and no one else mentions any marks other than the rope marks being visible on his neck, which Alan Erasmus covered with his collar before his parents/wife arrived.
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