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Teenager Finds His Mother's Body In Freezer
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a deep freezer by her teenage son at their north Texas home.
She was found in what police described as a large, chest-type freezer at the property in Mineral Wells, which is situated about 50 miles west of Fort Worth.
They have not released the name of the woman, believed to be in her 40s and who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Chief Dean Sullivan said: "We're treating this as a homicide, but it's too soon to speculate (and rule out) an accident.
"We treat (situations like this) as homicides until we get some clear and compelling evidence otherwise.
"We are continuing to interview family and neighbours to reconstruct the events."
He told the Mineral Wells Index that there was no "immediately determinable" cause of death.
He added that no arrests had been made.
The woman's body was transferred to Dallas for an autopsy.
Police were called to the home by the teenager at around 6.30pm on Thursday after he found the body.
Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.