Body Found in Carlsbad, NM Freezer

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POSTED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 6:58am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 8:38am

CARLSBAD, NM - A body was found inside a chest freezer in a Carlsbad, NM home.

Two people were cleaning out the home of a dead relative when they made the discovery.

Investigators believe the body is of a man who disappeared about 14 years ago and was the husband of the woman who recently passed away.

They way before the woman died, she told her health care worker that his body was in the freezer but the worker did not believe her.

Deputies say a document allegedly written by the woman states that she hid her husband's body because she could not afford to survive without his retirement income.

The State Medical Examiner will rule on the cause of death.

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