Sometimes, when you purchase something secondhand, you get something a little extra—something personal that the previous owner left to really make it their own. Often, that little personal touch connects you and the seller through time in interesting ways. I once found a letter to a lost love in the sleeve of a Creedence Clearwater Revival album—I felt like I had been transported back in time.
Unfortunately, for a woman in North Carolina, she wasn’t so lucky. Because the “little extra” that a neighbor had left behind in the freezer that she had bought, contained the frozen remains of an elderly women.
NBCNews reports that the woman had purchased the freezer at a local yard sale about a month before the discovery. The seller informed the woman that the freezer was being used as a time capsule for a Sunday school project and not to open it until the children came by in a few weeks to collect their items. After a month passed and no one came, the woman decided to remove the duct tape and open it up. The first thing she saw was a frozen foot before she frantically ran out of the house and called the police.
It’s being reported that the woman died of natural causes and was not dismembered in any way. The seller has yet to be located, and the police are treating this as a class-one felony of failing to notify the death.