Monday 11 December 2017

Woman arrested after her mother's body found in freezer sold at garage sale

A woman has been arrested after her mother's body was found in a freezer sold at a garage sale.

Police in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in the US, said 56-year-old Marcella Jean Lee was arrested on Thursday in Carolina Beach, 100 miles away from the town.

They said she had been sought for more than three months over failure to report a death.

A post mortem in June found no signs of foul play in the death of 75-year-old Arma Roush, who lived with Lee and was last seen in August 2015.

Police said a neighbour bought Lee's freezer for $30. It was taped shut and Lee told the neighbour that friends would collect the contents. The buyer opened the freezer weeks later and found the body.

Press Association

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