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New Orleans police officers who had been trying to find a lacking lady discovered a chopped up physique in a freezer, a reciprocating noticed coated in “bits of flesh” and her pockets in a secure on the property, in response to courtroom paperwork.
Micah Dardar reported his estranged spouse Julia Dardar, 36, lacking simply earlier than midnight on Dec. 23, 2021, in response to New Orleans police.
Micah Dardar informed police his ex had moved in with Benjamin Beale, a 33-year-old alleged meth and pot seller, at a home on Pauline Street.
Police spoke with Beale that night and he informed them he hadn’t seen Julia Dardar since Dec. 16, in response to courtroom paperwork. He mentioned they had been having relationship problems with their very own and that he believed she could have been suicidal.
He informed the responding officer that Julia Dardar had moved out of his house however left her belongings and automobile behind.
On Jan. 5, 2022, Beale went to the police station and gave a contradictory assertion on Julia Dardar’s disappearance – saying he’d final seen her on Dec. 12, an affidavit states.
“It should be noted that Beale did not give any indication that he was worried about Julia and/or any indication that he attempted to locate Julia,” the affidavit continues. He additionally informed police, in individual, that he waited to report her lacking “because he had lost his cellular phone and did not have the means to contact police.”
Police served a search warrant at Beale’s house on Jan. 11 and noticed extension cords operating out the again door and right into a Chevrolet Diesel 60 bus parked within the yard, in response to the felony grievance – and inside they discovered a freezer and ice field.
In the freezer, investigators found “the headless torso of what appeared to be an adult human female,” courtroom paperwork state.
She’d suffered deep cuts that “appeared to have been inflicted post-mortem.”
In a close-by Coleman ice chest, police mentioned they discovered a reciprocating noticed “which appeared to have bits of flesh and fluid on the blade.” Nearby they discovered goggles, a plastic face defend and rubbish baggage.
Police additionally discovered an alleged meth lab and unlawful weapons, courtroom paperwork reveal, they usually backed out of the home and known as in help from state police with a purpose to cope with the doubtless hazardous supplies current.
The crystals discovered within the house later examined optimistic for methamphetamine, in response to an affidavit.
In a secure in one of many bedrooms, detectives mentioned they discovered Julia Dardar’s purse, pockets, identification and bank cards. Police additionally mentioned they discovered at the very least two illegal firearms.
The alleged makeshift meth lab was inside about 105 toes from a close-by college.
Once police arrested Beale, he refused to speak additional, in response to authorities.
He is at present held on $400,000 bond on the Orleans Justice Center on a slew of expenses – however not for murder, courtroom paperwork present.
The expenses are for alleged obstruction of justice within the lacking individual case, distribution of meth and marijuana, unlawful weapons possession and operating a “clandestine drug lab.”
The identification of the stays has not but been publicly confirmed by authorities.
Beale additionally recognized as “Kelley Kirkpatrick” on Facebook, in response to NOLA.com. A social media account below the pseudonym confirmed Beale posing for a selfie posted in early November with an overlay from Showtime’s “Dexter” – a preferred collection a couple of serial killer who dismembers his victims.
Another selfie confirmed him dressed up in an all-white protecting jumpsuit, carrying goggles and holding a semiautomatic rifle.
And final 12 months the account shared a picture of a butchered gator minimize up and neatly organized on a kitchen desk.
Beale is due again in courtroom on March 3. A spokesperson for the general public defender’s workplace, which is representing him, mentioned it doesn’t touch upon pending circumstances.