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An Alabama Couple Was Accused of Skipping Out on Rent. Then, New Tenants Found Their Son's Body in a Freezer, Cops Say.

Alabama Couple Skipped Out on Rent, New Owners Find Dead Body: Police
Source: Henry County Jail

Karen and Michael Halstead were arrested 60 miles from where their son's body was found, officials said.

Nov. 1 2023, Published 10:17 a.m. ET

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A couple in Alabama has been arrested after their son’s body was found in a freezer outside their former home, according to authorities.

On Oct. 29, officers responded to the house in Henry County regarding a call that came in about a dead body, WDHN reported.

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At the scene, officers found the severely decomposed body, which was believed to be 19-year-old Logan Michael Halstead, who reportedly had prolonged health issues.

The body was stuffed inside an overturned freezer in the backyard of the rental home, WDHN reported.

Investigators determined the deceased teenager’s parents, 44-year-old Michael Halstead and 43-year-old Karen Halstead, previously lived at the home, but left after they allegedly skipped out on their rent. The new tenants found the body while cleaning up the property, according to WDHN.

Henry County Sheriff Eric Blankenship told the station that the body possibly had been in the freezer since August.

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Michael and Karen Halstead were arrested about 60 miles from where their son's body was discovered, according to WTVY.

The pair was charged with abuse of a corpse and they were being held without bond, officials said.

Autopsy results are pending, and authorities said the couple could possibly face murder charges depending on the outcome.


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