Freezer Filled With Human Body Parts Found in Alaska Woods

A freezer containing human remains has been found partially buried in some woods in Alaska.

Police in Fairbanks received a report of the freezer containing human remains found in the woods near mile 112 of the Tok Cutoff road just after 6 a.m. on Monday, according to a report from state troopers in Alaska.

Tok-based troopers said they responded to the scene and found the freezer roughly 100 feet into the woods from the road. Officers then determined there were human remains inside.

Law enforcement officers from Fairbanks and Glennallen as well as the Tok Department of Transportation attended the scene, the report said. The troopers' Helo 2 helicopter was also used.

Both the freezer and remains were transported to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for examination and identification.

The troopers wrote: "The freezer and remains were transported to the state medical examiner in Anchorage for examination and identification."

"The investigation is ongoing," the report added. It wasn't immediately clear if the remains are that of a man or a woman.

It is not the first time human remains have been found inside a freezer in the U.S. in recent years.

In 2019, the body of Paul Edward Mathers, 69, was found by police officers in a freezer in the utility room of Remington Park Apartments retirement village in Tooele, Utah - around 25 miles away from Salt Lake City.

The discovery was made when his wife Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, was found dead during a welfare check of her home in the apartment complex.

It was thought that she may have kept the death of her husband, who was found in the fetal position wrapped in orange and plastic, a secret for a decade because she wanted to keep receiving his social security payments, according to reports.

Police said Mathers had a terminal illness and he was seen last at a hospital on February 4, 2009.

It is believed he died between that date and March 8, 2009 while an autopsy suggested he may have been in the freezer since then.

Meanwhile in June last year, 30 frozen cat corpses were found at a residence in France.

Another 40 sick cats were also found in the home in the city of Besançon where a 91-year-old woman and her 77-year-old husband lived in conditions authorities called "completely unsanitary.

The discovery came after complaints had been filed to the Société Protectrice des Animaux (Animal protection Society).

"In the freezers, more than thirty dead cats were found," Juliette Dupoux, Besançon departmental security commissioner, told AFP, adding that he said he didn't "know what to do with the dead cats, he froze them."

Tok Cutoff
The remains were found in woods near mile 112 of the Tok Cutoff (pictured). Google Maps