A Utah man was finally found after spending more than 10 years locked in a freezer. His body had apparently been kept there, along with a notarized note attached to his corpse which read that his wife hadn’t killed him.
As Fox News reports:
A man whose body was discovered in a freezer inside a Utah apartment last month is believed to have been dead for a decade and left a note behind stating his wife didn’t kill him, according to officials.
Authorities were conducting a welfare check on Nov. 22 when they found 75-year-old Jeanne Sourone-Mathers dead inside her apartment of natural causes in the town of Tooele, about 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. When police conducted a further search of the apartment, they discovered the body of 69-year-old Paul Edwards Matthews in a freezer.
In addition to the body, investigators found a notarized letter signed by Paul Mathers stating his wife did not kill him…
Police believe that Souron-Mathers, 75, left her husband dead in the freezer sometime between Feb. 4, 2009, and March 8, 2009. Mathers was last seen alive on Feb. 4, 2009, at an appointment at the Veterans Affairs hospital.
It appears the reason he may have been left in the freezer was so that his wife would still be able to collect social security benefits after his death.