The body of a 96-year-old woman was found in a freezer in a garage in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood Monday night, Chris Tai reports from CBS Chicago.
Police took the freezer from the back detached garage of a two-family home. Police also stood outside to secure the scene and tied up crime scene tape in the adjacent alley.
No one was in custody late Monday.
It is not known what led to the body being placed in the freezer or who did it.
CBS Chicago said the decomposed body was found at 4:33 p.m.
Police scanner motion indicated that the entire freezer was to be transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Neighbors became alarmed and said they did not know an elderly woman living in the house.
“Just a family of three, I think – mom, dad and her kid,” said neighbor Hector Ramirez.
Ramirez was shocked by this discovery.
He said, “I just want to know what happened.” “It messed it up, honestly — especially since he’s right next to us.”