Woman’s Body Found in Chest Freezer at San Diego Home
Authorities have confirmed the identity of a woman whose body was discovered by out-of-town family members inside a chest freezer at a home in Allied Gardens, San Diego. The body has been identified as 81-year-old Mary Margaret Haxby-Jones, who investigators believe lived at the residence at some point before the discovery.
Lengthy Time Frame
Police suspect that Haxby-Jones may have been missing or dead for up to nine years based on their investigation. Surprisingly, no missing persons report has been filed for her, according to Lt. Jud Campbell of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
The out-of-town family members who found the body are related to someone who currently resides at the home on Zion Avenue. The investigation is still ongoing to determine Haxby-Jones’ relationship with the current residents, as it may be a crucial piece of information.
An Unusual Discovery
On December 22, the family members discovered the body in a running freezer and immediately contacted the San Diego Police Department. Officers from Eastern Division promptly responded to the address. Due to the unusual location of the body, SDPD’s Homicide Unit has taken charge of the investigation.
Cause of Death
The Medical Examiner’s Office is currently working to determine the cause of Haxby-Jones’ death. Although no obvious traumatic injuries were found on the body, the investigation is ongoing.
Suspicious Death Investigation
SDPD has classified the case as a suspicious death, indicating that foul play may be involved. They are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact SDPD’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
A body was discovered in a chest freezer at a home in San Diego’s Allied Gardens neighborhood. Watch the report by NBC 7’s Kelvin Henry for more details.
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