He hides in a freezer to flee the police and dies locked up

Subject to an arrest warrant, a 34-year-old American was found dead in a freezer on June 26 in a house in Biwabik (Minnesota). According to a statement from the local police, the man entered the freezer himself to evade the police, reports fox9.

Locked from the outside

Witnesses had alerted the police, having no further news of the victim. The latter was on the first floor of this unoccupied house when she wanted to flee the police. The freezer was in the basement of said property.

According to investigators, the device automatically locks when closed. It therefore could not be unlocked or opened from the inside. Inside the freezer, law enforcement found “a metal rod that was inserted from inside the freezer toward the locking mechanism. The rod was wedged between the seal and the fabricated edge, preventing the rod from being able to manipulate the locking mechanism from the inside,” police said.

No suspicious trace

The freezer wasn’t unplugged when the 30-something was discovered. The electricity had been cut in the house for more than a year. The medical examiner’s preliminary autopsy revealed that there was no trace of trauma or injury to the victim’s body. Authorities are awaiting a toxicology report.

“Evidence at the scene indicates that (the man) entered the freezer of his own volition,” police said. Investigators are still trying to find out when the man was last seen alive.

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