A North Carolina woman was horrified to discover the body of her dead neighbour last Friday inside a deep freezer she purchased.
The Goldsboro resident, who wanted to stay anonymous, told WNCN she bought the freezer from her neighbour for US$30.
She didn't open it for three weeks because the woman told her there were items inside that a church was coming to pick up.
When the church didn't come, she opened it and found what she believed was the neighbour's elderly mother inside.
“I have a serious problem. My neighbour sold me a deep freezer. I just opened it and there’s a body in there I think,” she told a 911 dispatcher.
"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 told ABC 11 that she had already suspected something wasn't right, even wondering if the senior's body might be in there.
"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 said.
Goldsboro police told ABC11 that 75-year-old Arma Ann Roush's body was found in the freezer May 27.
Roush was last seen alive last August at the home where she lived with her daughter.
“She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that??”
There were no signs of foul play, a medical examiner found, and her body was intact, according to the Goldsboro Daily News.
However, detectives are investigating, and arrest warrants have been issued for 56-year-old Marcella Jean Lee, who is wanted for failing to report a death. More charges are expected.
Police told WNCN they believe Roush's body was in the freezer for three weeks.
The unnamed freezer buyer told the outlet she was horrified by the whole situation.
“She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that??” she said.