Abandoned SC home where body found in freezer burns down 2 days later

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.

Group looking for ‘haunted house’ in South Carolina discovers body in freezer

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.