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Body discovered in freezer by family visiting for Christmas
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Body discovered in freezer by family visiting for Christmas

Detectives are continuing to gather information.

Police have revealed a body has been found in a freezer in a San Diego home.

Last week on Friday (22 December), a family visited a home on the 4900 block of Zion Avenue, located in residential neighborhood Allied Gardens in the eastern Navajo community of San Diego, California.

Police received a call at around 11:45am from 'out-of-town' family members who discovered a body in a freezer.

Police called the Homicide Unit in given the 'unusual location' of the body.

The body is believed to be female, however, as a result of the condition of the body and it being in the freezer, no other information about the identity has been revealed, nor has it been reported whether the person suffered any traumatic injuries before they ended up in the freezer.

The body is currently being held at San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office, where officials are working to try and figure out a cause of death.

News of the family's horrific discovery has ricocheted through the surrounding neighborhood.

The house is on Zion Avenue.
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Fellow Allied Gardens resident Ted Durler told NBC News: "The house was draped in tape, you know the yellow caution or whatever it is tape and there were five police cars."

"Wow. That's definitely concerning," another neighbor, Austin Cowdrey, adds. "Yeah that's a little shocking, a little alarming I would say. Stuff like that usually probably wouldn't happen in a neighborhood like this."

Cowdrey notes his house has a few security cameras around it, but he'll be taking 'a little bit more caution' especially at night time as a result of the incident.

"Just trying to keep, stay safe and make sure that doesn't happen to anybody I would know," he adds.

The San Diego Police Department said in a statement, as quoted by the Mail Online: "Essentially, out-of-town family members were at a residence and located a dead body inside of a chest freezer.

Neighbors have spoken out in concern.
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"The body is believed to be female, but no other physical details such as age or race can be confirmed until an identification is made."

Police added, as per Sky News: "Detectives are continuing to gather information to understand what happened and why the body was inside the freezer."

Anyone with information is urged to call the SDPD’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

UNILAD has contacted the San Diego Police Department for comment.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Topics: Police, US News, Crime