Woman: Neighbor Secretly 'Sold Me Her Frozen Mother'

And for a bargain, too
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2016 5:09 PM CDT
Woman: Neighbor Secretly 'Sold Me Her Frozen Mother'
The woman's freezer had a nasty surprise inside.   (AP Photo/Capital City Weekly, Sarah Day)

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 $30 for the freezer—though it was duct-taped shut—and promised not to open it for a while, accepting the seller's claim that it was a time capsule for a church Sunday school. "A church was supposed to come, pick up the items inside the freezer. I was supposed to get the freezer back," the woman tells WNCN. But when no one showed up for three weeks, "I decided to open it."

Inside was what the buyer claims were frozen body parts belonging to the seller's mother, including a foot, per WTVD. "She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that?" Police have confirmed body parts were discovered, but haven't discussed whose they might be. It isn't clear where the seller is now; she skipped town a day after the sale, the buyer says. At least the buyer seems to be taking the discovery well. "I'm glad that I was the one who was chosen to be able to find her mother so that that poor woman can rest," she says, adding the mother was last seen in the area in September and has "been in a freezer for like eight, nine months possibly." (A woman's body was just found in a hotel freezer.)

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