A North Carolina woman purchased a used deep freezer from her neighbor, but didn't immediately open it. Three weeks later, when she peered inside, she was stunned to find human remains. She rushed to call 911 and report it.
The unnamed woman said when she bought the freezer, her neighbor told her not to open it right away because it was being used as a 'time capsule'. The neighbor told the buyer that it was part of her Sunday School class project at her church.
“A church was supposed to come, pick up the items inside the freezer. I was supposed to get the freezer back. The church never came. I decided to open it,” said the woman who purchased the freezer.
When she did open it, she was shocked by the contents. She found human remains inside. “She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that??” said the outraged buyer.
“My heart was in my throat and I ran outside, called 911,” she said.
“I have a serious problem. My neighbor sold me a deep freezer. I just opened it and there’s a body in there I think,” the woman told the 911 operator.
According to reports, the woman who sold the freezer lived with her mother for years. The mother hadn't been seen for months, and the daughter told people that her mother had been in a nursing home in West Virginia. When she sold the freezer, she told people she was moving to be closer to her mother.
The North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office examined the remains and confirmed they were that of the mother. They reported that there were no signs of foul play and it looked as though it were a natural death.
The woman who put the remains of her mother in the freezer may still be charged with a felony count of concealing a body or failing to notify authorities of the death of a person.