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Body found in deceased woman’s freezer was her husband, Tooele Police confirm

Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 19:15:21-05

TOOELE, Utah — The body found in the freezer of a Tooele woman who was found dead in her home has been identified.

During a welfare check on Friday, police found 75-year-old Jeanne Souron-Mathers dead with “no apparent trauma” inside her apartment in a retirement community. As they investigated her death, they ended up finding the dead body of a man in a deep freezer inside the home.

On Tuesday, Tooele City Police identified the deceased man as 69-year-old  Paul Mathers, Souron-Mathers’ husband.

A cause of death has still not been determined, nor has a time of death. Investigators estimate his body could have been frozen for between 1.5-11 years.