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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bodies in Fridges

The Lovely Sharon and I have 3 refrigerator's; two in Salt Lake and one in Palm Desert.  We use it, like most people to store food that needs to be refrigerated or frozen.  However, I have run a cross several on-line newspaper articles about bodies in fridges.  Here are some of the chilling stories:

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman found inside a refrigerator in a Santa Ana garage last week had been there for over a year. The Orange County Register reports ( ) Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says a couple who placed the body in the fridge told police the woman was Ricarda Reyes-Villalobos, a relative from Mexico under their care. They claimed they didn't report her death to authorities because of their immigration status.

The body was found Dec. 17 by a homeowner who had been cleaning the garage.The couple had been renting the garage before moving out in September. They told police they put the woman's body in the refrigerator when she died in August 2014. The Orange County coroner has not yet identified the body.

Another One
The body found inside an unplugged refrigerator in the backyard of a San Fernando Valley home that was doubling as a marijuana grow-house has been identified as a 30-year-old man from Van Nuys. Andranik Tadzhikyan was probably in the fridge for days, said homicide Det. Richard Wheeler of the Los Angeles Police Department. It appeared the Tadzhikyan had been killed sometime in the last week, then stuffed inside the fridge, he said Officers were called to the home in the 11000 block of Runnymede Street about 5:30 a.m. Sunday by the property manager, who had received an anonymous call that there was a body on the lot, Wheeler said.While checking the house, police found more than 100 marijuana plants and equipment for a grow operation, he said. There have been no arrests, but detectives believe they’ve identified the people who ran the operation and are looking into whether they are responsible for the body in the fridge.

Another One

Homicide investigators were responding to a South Los Angeles apartment after a man's body was found inside a refrigerator on Tuesday, according to LAPD.   Police were on scene where a body was found in a fridge in South L.A. on Nov. 10, 2015.  Workers were inside an apartment building in the 600 block of West 57th Street when they found the dead body about 10 a.m., according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

The victim was a man in his 40s, according to LAPD South Bureau homicide Detective Chris Barling, who was at the scene.  The gruesome find was made in an upstairs unit of a four-plex. There were no signs of forced entry or of a struggle in the home, from which a man had recently been evicted, authorities on scene said.

"There's no obvious signs of a gunshot wound or a stabbing, so we're still trying to determine what caused that death," Barling said. "It's suspicious enough that we're going to treat as a homicide investigation until further information comes to light to where we can really determine what caused his death."

 The man who lived in the home had not been identified, nor had the victim. It was not clear if or how they were linked -- or if they were the same person.  The body was discovered by workers who clear out homes where the residents have been evicted, Barling said.

Merry Christmas

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