The body of a Florida woman missing for almost six years was found in the deep freeze of a scrap company last month, the owner said on Friday.
Lilian Argueta opened the freezer and screamed when she found the body, she told the Sun Guard. She said she originally thought the body was a "witch or a mannequin."
The body was later identified by Broward County Medical Examiner's Office as 29-year-old Heather Lacey, who disappeared in November 2013, the newspaper said.
The freezer is said to have belonged to Jonathan Escarzaga, who was found dead in his apartment in February. The freezer was moved from his home to a scrap yard in Margate – 40 miles north of Miami – after the apartment manager had hired a company to remove the equipment. CONTAINER IN PHILADELPHIA HOME
The freezer was not locked, they said warehouse owner. They opened it about a month after Escarzaga's death and found the missing woman.
It was not immediately clear if Escarzaga played a role in Lacey's death or if they knew each other.
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The authorities withhold information until the results of the autopsy are available through the Medical Examiner's Office of Broward County, Sun-Sentinel reported.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.