Imagine you have a kind, old uncle. The kind of guy who is friends with everyone, and is genuinely sympathetic for those in need. He's a business owner, a semi-known member of the community he works in, and an all around good guy. And then, at the age of 80, he passes away quietly.
You, being part of the family left behind, are tasked with cleaning out his house and earthly possessions. A few weeks after your loved one passes, you finally get to cleaning out the storage unit he's kept for the past nineteen years. You are not sure what will be inside it, but you roll up the door and start digging in. Dozens of boxes come out, and then you see it. A chest freezer.
You find it odd that in a storage unit with no electricity that your uncle would store a freezer, especially since it was hidden under stacks of boxes. Having no second thoughts, you open it to see what's inside.
And you see a dead body.
This is a true story, and it happened right here in my town. Last week, some people cleaning their beloved uncle's storage unit that he had rented since 1992 found a dead woman's body inside of an unplugged chest freezer. State Police are still trying to identify the remains, but it has been highly speculated to be the remains of a woman who has been missing since 1983. This beloved uncle was thought to have been involved with her disappearance back then, but apparently there was not enough evidence then to hold him.
The kicker? The storage unit facility where this woman was found is the same facility where The Boss and I store a bunch of our stuff. In fact, our unit and the unit with the woman in the freezer are less than 400 feet apart. The Boss and I are a bit creeped out about it, but the units are far enough apart where we aren't thinking of moving our stuff to a different place.
I just have one question. If the woman found is the woman who has been missing since 1983, what did this guy do with her body for 9 years before he rented this storage unit? Was she kept alive for some of that time, or was she killed and stored in a similar fashion elsewhere?
Pleasant thoughts for Halloween, right?
Happy Monday, and Happy Halloween, folks.