A murder probe has been launched after a teenager found his mother’s body stuffed in a freezer at their US home.
Shannon Herrin, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to the property in Mineral Wells,Texas, at 6.30pm on Thursday.
Her 19-year old son made the “startling discovery” after he had gone to the family’s freezer in search of food, Mineral Wells Chief of Police Dean Sullivan said.
Officers have interviewed the teen, as well as Herrin’s husband, other family members and neighbours but the death remains a mystery.
Cops have found no evidence to suggest foul play and no arrests have been made.
Sullivan told Mineral Wells Index that there was no “immediately determinable” cause of death.
Sullivan also said that it is “too early to speculate (or rule out) an accident”.
“There were no outward signs of trauma to the body. But we are investigating this case as a homicide until the medical examiner determines the cause of death” Sullivan told The News.
The 38 year-old’s body has been transferred to Dallas for an autopsy where police will await details from the medical examiner.