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Homeowners Cleaning Out Recently Purchased Property Find Human Head, Hands in Freezer, Cops Say

New Colorado Homeowners Allegedly Find Human Remains in Freezer: Cops
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Colorado homeowners were trying to clean out the new property they purchased, but then stumbled across a huge surprise, cops said.

Jan. 23 2024, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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Authorities are investigating a homicide after new homeowners in Colorado found a human head and human hands in a deep freezer in the garage, officials said.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious incident in Grand Junction, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

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KREX reported that the new homeowners were cleaning out the house they just bought when the remains were found.

According to a neighbor, the new homeowners posted on social media stating they had “free stuff” that had been left in the home available for people to pick up, KREX reported.

The new homeowners were reportedly cleaning out a deep freezer in the garage when they found human remains in a black bag underneath frozen animal meat, authorities said.

The medical examiner conducted an autopsy on the human remains and confirmed that a human head and human hands were found in the freezer, officials said.

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Authorities said there is no ongoing threat to the community and anyone with knowledge about the case is being asked to reach out to investigators.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office said, “Our hope is to positively identify the victim while remaining respectful of the victim and the victim’s family.”

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