ME and Ophelia

Monday, November 22, 2004

- - -

Confesses to killing husband

In a recent news report, police in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, found the remains of man in a freezer at a self storage facility.

They only found him because his wife made a deathbed confession to her daughter of killing him about 13 years ago.

For more than a decade, the woman told her children their father had been killed when he stepped in front of a car in a drunken haze.

Authorities on Thursday found human remains in a locked, unplugged freezer in a rented storage room in Somerville. The cause of death was a gunshot to the back of the head.

Investigators believe the woman killed her husband in 1991 or 1992 in California's Ventura County, though she told people he died in Las Vegas after stepping in front of a car while he was drunk.

The woman later moved to Ventura, where she became a live-in manager at a 36-room motel in 1993. Police believe she stored her husband's body nearby.

"To look at her, she looked like maybe a librarian," said the motel's new manager. "She never projected anything other than that. ... You wouldn't have known the lady had that kind of secret."

In 1998, the woman moved back to Somerville, where she had once lived with her husband. That year, rental company records showed the freezer was shipped from the West Coast.

She claimed her husband had abused her for years. A prosecutor said her reasons for confessing were likely a mix of wanting to unburden herself and ensuring her children were not blamed if the body was ever found. Full Story
- - -

What a secret to keep from her family for 13 years. Imagine her worry and anxiety over the family's last move and getting that freezer transported across the United States. Not only are the daughters now grieving over their mother, they are having to deal with funeral directors and police enquiries, two funerals, the aftermath of the death of their mother and father - not to mention all of the lies they were told by the mother. What a mess. How do you get rid of a big freezer without the door being opened? She should have confessed 13 years ago. I'm in the midst of ordering an additional four drawer fridge freezer .... this news story made me see chest freezers in a new light.... mwaahahahaaa

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 11/22/2004
Comments: Post a Comment
0 comments Newer›  ‹Older