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Sun May 3, 2020, 07:27 PM

Man goes to clear out dead mom's home, finds body in freezer

NEW YORK (AP) — A man found a decomposed body in his dead mother's freezer as he was clearing out her Manhattan apartment, police said. He found the body this week in a chest freezer that had been sealed with duct tape, the Daily News reported.

Investigators said the body appeared to have been stored for over 10 years, building superintendent Asmir Basim said Friday. The body was so decayed that authorities couldn't determine its sex, Basim said.

Authorities are investigating, and an autopsy is planned, city officials said in a written statement.

The deceased tenant never gave permission for work to be done in the Hamilton Heights apartment, Basim said,
adding that she “seemed like a lovely lady, always very pleasant.”

https://www.krqe.com/news/man-goes-to-clear-out-dead-moms-home-finds-body-in-freezer/

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left-of-center2012 May 3 OP
LisaL May 3 #1
smirkymonkey May 3 #2
Polybius May 3 #32
Jamastiene May 3 #3
meadowlander May 3 #14
Hekate May 3 #17
no_hypocrisy May 3 #4
Totally Tunsie May 3 #48
The Velveteen Ocelot May 3 #5
PCIntern May 3 #6
Maru Kitteh May 3 #8
ProfessorGAC May 3 #7
lunatica May 3 #9
Jamastiene May 3 #15
Squinch May 3 #10
Renew Deal May 3 #23
Squinch May 3 #25
Blue_true May 3 #36
Hoyt May 3 #11
GulfCoast66 May 3 #46
Hoyt May 3 #49
DURHAM D May 3 #12
Crunchy Frog May 3 #13
canetoad May 3 #16
LisaL May 3 #29
Totally Tunsie May 3 #18
Renew Deal May 3 #22
Totally Tunsie May 3 #24
Squinch May 3 #26
Totally Tunsie May 3 #45
Blue_true May 3 #37
LuvNewcastle May 3 #19
2naSalit May 3 #20
Renew Deal May 3 #21
Kaleva May 3 #27
LisaL May 3 #28
Kaleva May 3 #31
genxlib May 3 #39
Kaleva May 3 #43
Renew Deal May 3 #41
Kaleva May 3 #42
Renew Deal May 3 #44
Hekate May 3 #30
LisaL May 3 #33
intheflow May 4 #50
Archae May 3 #34
Blue_true May 3 #38
Vogon_Glory May 3 #35
Blue_true May 3 #40
GulfCoast66 May 3 #47

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:29 PM

1. Yikes.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:30 PM

2. Can't wait to find out more about this.

Should be an interesting story.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #2)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:38 PM

32. There's almost never a follow-up with interesting stories like this

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:32 PM

3. I hate it when that happens.

I know. Bad joke, but I could not resist. It is how I cope with weird news stories that never seem to come back with a followup later.

These are the types of news stories where we might never find out what happened. It is happening during a news cycle with other stories that will push it off the radar completely. I have seen just enough intriguing stories like this through the years to just joke about it because it seems to happen a lot more than people would think. Usually, there is no followup and you never know what happened or what the story behind it is.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #3)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:07 PM

14. It'll turn up as a Law & Order episode eventually.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #14)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:23 PM

17. I can hardly wait. Dear Old Mom. Always ready with cookies for the neighbor kids.

Well, okay then.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:33 PM

4. This takes the Collier Brothers to a whole new level.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:26 PM

48. My mother was a hoarder, but the only dead bodies in her basement

were squirrels and birds.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:42 PM

5. It's always a hassle to sort out a deceased relative's stuff --

but I only had to deal with 30 years of old utility bills and tax returns.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:48 PM

6. "she was a quiet man..."

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #6)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:51 PM

8. okay that made me laugh

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:50 PM

7. Believe It Or Not...

...happened in our small town, around 30 years ago.
Kid was grounded. Wanted to go to HS football game.
Mom says no.
Yelling, yelling.
Kid kills mom, stuffs her in freezer.
Goes to game and about HS life for a couple weeks until cops started getting concerned neighbors that she wasn't seen for a while but the car was always sitting there.
It's not 10 years, but about as creepy!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:53 PM

9. I'm gonna go to hell for sure!

My first reaction was to laugh when the building supervisor said she seemed so nice.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:10 PM

15. I will be there too.

My first thought was the same.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 07:55 PM

10. Oh, man, that story is going to be a wild one when we find out who it is.

I get the impression the mom was elderly, though that's never explicitly stated. Who did she kill 10 years ago and why??

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Response to Squinch (Reply #10)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:30 PM

23. It's possible she didn't kill anyone

Maybe she couldn't separate for some reason. Crazy stuff like that happens.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #23)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:18 PM

25. Whatever it is, it's going to be a weird story.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #23)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:44 PM

36. There was a story like this a year or two back.

A mom passed away. The child was cleaning up the house and found a tiny body in the refrigerator freezer. The autopsy determined that the body was really old and related to the child. Last I heard, authorities thought that the mom had a miscarriage many years back and could not let go of the dead child.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:03 PM

11. Sometimes, you find some weird stuff about your parents when they die.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #11)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:23 PM

46. Yeah. But there's weird. And then there is batshit crazy wired.

I mean, if when my parents died I found out my dad liked to dress in lingerie then that’s like ‘huh’ weird. But a body in the freezer! I feel for the kid!

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #46)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:27 PM

49. True. Corpse in freezer would probably screw me up for quite awhile.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:04 PM

12. Call Dr. Temperance Brennan. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:06 PM

13. I can't wait to see the movie.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:20 PM

16. The body might have been the man's grandmother

From the NY Daily News...

"Cops are trying to learn the name of the deceased, and how the person died. They’re also investigating the possibility the decomposed body is the dead woman’s mother, according to building staff."

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Response to canetoad (Reply #16)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:29 PM

29. Her mom could have died of natural causes.

Maybe the motive of hiding the body was financial?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:24 PM

18. Sent this to my kids. "You never know..."

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:29 PM

22. Is that a threat?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #22)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:02 PM

24. More of a warning!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:21 PM

26. That's so sick! I love it!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #26)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:22 PM

45. We like "sick". My boys are a lot of fun.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:46 PM

37. "You never know. Don't take me for granted"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:28 PM

19. A Rose For Emily in NYC.

If Miss Emily had had electricity, maybe she wouldn't have left the corpse to rot in her bed. Those big freezers sure come in handy.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:28 PM

20. Freezer wasn't plugged in? Ewww!

Wonder what the whole story is.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:29 PM

21. That's cold

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:27 PM

27. She had help. It's hard work putting a limp, dead body in a chest freezer.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #27)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:28 PM

28. Not if it were her elderly mother.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #28)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:38 PM

31. I'm a 61 year old guy and i have trouble lifting a 100 lb sack of feed.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #27)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:51 PM

39. Sounds like a story!

So tell us how difficult it was for you to get a body into the freezer.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #39)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:12 PM

43. I'm projecting. i know how hard it is to lift a good sized dead, floppy animal.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #27)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:01 PM

41. How do you know that?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #41)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:11 PM

42. I'll tell you after I empty out my freezer.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #42)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:16 PM

44. lol

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:35 PM

30. Rent controlled apartment in her mother's name? Sometimes relatives stay on...

So I’ve heard, on crime shows.

But in this case, the son would have known if Nana dropped out of sight.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #30)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:41 PM

33. If Nana wasn't reported as dead,

daughter (son's mother) could have continued to collect Nana's social security checks (assuming Nana was getting social security).

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Response to LisaL (Reply #33)

Mon May 4, 2020, 09:56 AM

50. Yeah, but Nana's not been seen by son for a decade,

but is still supposed to be living with Mom? I don't see that having happened.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:33 PM

34. I saw a news story months ago...

A guy was cleaning out his deceased Mom's house, and he saw a box in the fridge's freezer, it had a dead baby in it!

Had been there for decades.

Never saw any follow-up to this.

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Response to Archae (Reply #34)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:50 PM

38. Last I read, DNA tests determined that the baby was related to the child.

Authorities thought that the mom miscarried a long time earlier and hung on to the dead child.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:34 PM

35. This seems a bit like "Arsenic and Old Lace." n/t

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #35)

Sun May 3, 2020, 10:53 PM

40. Or like someone pointed out, she was living in a rent controlled apartment that was in her mom's

name. Maybe the mom died and the woman had financial reasons to keep that secret.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #35)

Sun May 3, 2020, 11:25 PM

47. Beat me to it! Just what I thought.

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