NORWAY, S.C. — Authorities say the abandoned South Carolina home where a group of people found a body stuffed in a deep freezer has burned down two days after the gruesome discovery.
Orangeburg County firefighters say the early Tuesday blaze at the home in Norway is considered suspicious, but a cause has not been determined.
Deputies say eight adults out riding four-wheelers Sunday decided to explore the abandoned home after hearing it was haunted.
Investigators say the group smelled a horrible odor and found a body in the freezer. The Coroner’s Office says the body was badly decomposed and the identity, or even the sex and cause of death has not been determined.
A sheriff’s office in South Carolina says a group of people who went to an abandoned home after hearing it was “haunted” discovered a badly decomposing body in a deep freezer.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office says the group of eight adults were out riding four-wheelers on Sunday when they decided to explore the property in Norway.
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The agency says the group spotted the freezer on the back porch, and an 18-year-old man opened it to find what he thought was a body.
Deputies determined the remains were human. An identity and cause of death haven’t been given pending an autopsy.
Officials say the property owner is cooperating.
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