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Woman: Neighbor Secretly 'Sold Me Her Frozen Mother'

And for a bargain, too

(Newser) - A Goldsboro, NC, woman thought her neighbor only wanted to get rid of her freezer because she was moving out of state to be with her aging mother. After the discovery of body parts in the freezer, the truth appears to be a lot more complicated. The unidentified woman paid... More »

Woman's Body Found in Hotel's Walk-In Freezer

It appears she died after getting trapped in the freezer

(Newser) - A 61-year-old woman appears to have died after getting stuck inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in downtown Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carolyn Robinson's family contacted police when she didn't return home from her shift on Monday. Police, reviewing surveillance footage, believe the... More »

Bodies of 2 Kids Found in Detroit Family's Freezer

Mother is in custody as police try to figure out what happened

(Newser) - Detroit police have arrested the mother of a boy and girl whose bodies were found in a freezer in the family's home. Court officers found the children's bodies in a freezer today while carrying out an eviction order for the home in the apartment complex. The boy was... More »

Missing Woman Found Alive... in Freezer

She hid there to escape storms

(Newser) - A Tulsa woman took shelter in a deep freezer during severe storms last weekend—but the freezer itself turned out to be the bigger danger. It seems she couldn't get out, authorities say, and she went missing for five days until relatives headed to the 59-year-old's apartment to... More »

Autistic Brains Ruined in Freezer Meltdown

Harvard-affiliated hospital freezer suffers inexplicable failure

(Newser) - A freezer failure has severely damaged one third of the world's largest collection of autistic brains, leaving researchers baffled and upset, the Boston Globe reports. The meltdown occurred at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, where the fridge thermostat malfunctioned and two alarms failed to go off when the temperature rose from... More »

Next Clunkers You Can Cash In On? Appliances

(Newser) - If you missed out on cashing in on that clunker in your driveway, your next chance may be no farther than the kitchen, USA Today reports. Stimulus funds that will give consumers rebates as high as $200 for replacing old, inefficient appliances with newer models are due to start flowing... More »

Woman Stashes Mom's Body in Freezer for 20 Years

Daughter feared immigration inquiry

(Newser) - A London woman hid her dead mother’s body in a freezer for two decades, apparently out of fear of immigration authorities, reports the Daily Mirror. The daughter, now 83, was worried that if the public knew her mother had died, officials would find out she’d been in the... More »

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