Authorities in South Florida try to determine how a lady who went lacking practically six years in the past ended up in an upright freezer that was dropped at a scrap steel warehouse in February. The Solar Sentinel reviews the scrap steel firm’s proprietor known as police after making the invention in March. The health worker later recognized the physique as 30-year-old Heather Anne Lacey.
Lacey’s household misplaced contact together with her in 2013. The health worker was withholding post-mortem outcomes and it wasn’t clear how the lady died, the paper reviews.
Her physique might not have been found however for the February loss of life of Jonathan Escarzaga, 36, whose decomposing physique was present in an residence in close by Hollywood, Florida.
The residence supervisor employed Lilian Argueta’s firm to remove the home equipment, together with the freezer. They have been saved in a warehouse till Argueta opened the freezer a few month later. Argueta instructed the paper she at first thought the physique is likely to be a model.
“I assumed, ‘It will probably’t be an individual,'” Argueta stated. “However there was a foul odor.”
Hollywood police are investigating. They stated Escarzaga was a contract airplane mechanic. The health worker’s workplace could not decide how he died. An post-mortem did not detect medication in his system and there have been reportedly no indicators of current accidents.
The newspaper reported that the constructing supervisor did not know the way lengthy the freezer had been inside Escarzaga’s residence. He stated Escarzaga had not known as for any repairs since 2017.
Police have not stated when Escarzaga and Lacey died or whether or not they knew one another. Her household says they did not know of him. It is also not recognized how lengthy Lacey’s physique was in a freezer.
Lacey was divorced and the mom of three kids, the paper reviews. Her household instructed the paper she attended school and held down a a number of jobs, however struggled with drug abuse and bought concerned with prostitution.
“She was a really sensible lady and had so much going for her and sadly, her downfall was stepping into medication, doing medication and being addicted,” Patti Palumbo, Lacey’s mom, instructed the paper. “It put her in a cycle that led us right here.”