The new house owners of an Alabama home discovered a dead 19-year-old man stuffed inside a freezer of their yard – resulting in the arrest of the teenager’s dad and mom, authorities stated.
The house owners have been cleansing up the property on Sunday morning after they stumbled upon the previous equipment concealing the badly decomposed physique of Logan Michael Halstead, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press launch.
Because the freezer was too heavy to raise, the house owners started cleansing it out after they found a human hand, Sheriff Eric Blankenship told AL.com.
The teen’s household had rented out the house, however moved away greater than a month in the past earlier than the property proprietor bought it, Blankenship reportedly stated.
Halstead’s dad and mom, Michael Shane Halstead, 44, and Karen Tysinger Halstead, 43, have been arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse. They are being held in jail with out bond.
“This incident is a really tragic scenario and our company is dedicated to discovering out the reality,” the sheriff stated in an announcement.
“The investigation continues to be on going and knowledge will proceed to be launched because the case progresses.”
Logan Halstead suffered from medical points, together with spina bifida, WTVY reported.
Blankenship instructed the station the daddy claimed he suffered a manic episode and didn’t bear in mind how his son’s physique obtained contained in the non-working freezer.
He additionally claimed his spouse was not concerned, the sheriff stated.
In one other odd twist, Michael Halstead allegedly instructed authorities from one other police division about his son’s deserted stays earlier this month, however officers couldn’t find the physique after they searched, sources instructed WTVY.