A North Carolina woman who bought a freezer for $30 at a neighbor's yard sale discovered an elderly woman's body inside the appliance, police and local media said Wednesday, NBC News reported.
The Goldsboro Police Department said the remains were confirmed to be those of a local woman who died of natural causes. It did not identify the woman.
"I was just in shock," the woman who found the body and and asked to remain anonymous told NBC station WRAL. "I opened it up for a second time and my heart went into my throat. I ran out of the house and called 911."
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The body was "intact and not dismembered in any way," the police department said in a statement. Officers were investigating the class-one felony of failing to notify of the death of a person.