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TOOELE — Detectives have found a man’s body inside a deep freezer in a Tooele apartment where a 75-year-old woman died. Tooele police say the man's body could have been inside the freezer for up to 11 years.
Authorities responded to the Remington Park Apartments, 495 W. Utah Ave., on Friday for a welfare check on the woman and found her dead, according to Tooele Police Sgt. Jeremy Hansen. Detectives were searching the unit when they found a deep freezer with a man’s body inside, he said.
The woman, identified as Jeanne Souron-Mathers, had not been seen in several weeks and police don't suspect foul play in her death. There were no obvious signs of trauma to her body, Hansen added.
However, police do suspect foul play was involved in the man's death. The man was essentially frozen, making it difficult for investigators to see if there were any signs of trauma on his body. Police were waiting for the medical examiner's findings to determine his cause of death.
Hansen said the man's body could have been inside the freezer from anywhere between 1½ to 11 years.
Investigators do not yet know who the man is. Emily Walker, Souron-Mathers’ neighbor, said she can’t imagine how her sweet 75-year-old neighbor could have had anything to do with having a man’s body in a freezer.
Additionally, Walker said her neighbor used a wheelchair.
No other information about the investigation was immediately available Monday.
Contributing: Andrew Adams, KSL TV