Grandmother's Body Was in Freezer for Months: Family

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    The body of an elderly woman was discovered in a deep freezer, inside the basement of a home in Hunting Park Tuesday. Police are now looking for a relative of the woman. NBC10's Christine Maddela talked to neighbors and police Tuesday night.

    An 83-year-old grandmother’s body was found in a freezer inside her Philadelphia home after a family member told police she’d been dead – and in the deep freeze -- since January.

    Neighbors along Lee Street in Hunting Park said they hadn't seen Andrea Carrasquillo in a while, but because she didn't venture out much, that didn’t strike them as unusual.

    Body of Grandmom Found in Freezer

    [PHI] Body of Grandmom Found in Freezer
    The body of an elderly woman was found in a freezer. According to sources, the woman's son confessed that his mother died of natural causes and he placed her in the freezer in January. Now there's a warrant out for his arrest. NBC10's Rosemary Connors has the details.

    Police roped off a good portion of the 4500 block of Lee Street while they went into the home on Tuesday.

    They found Carrasquillo’s body, just as the tip caller had described -- folded into a freezer about three feet high and 18 or so inches wide.

    According to one of the lead detectives on the scene, Carrasquillo lived with her son William, who told another family member that his mother died of natural causes in January. William allegedly said he got scared, wasn't sure what to do and tucked her body into the freezer.

    Carrasquillo's body was intact with no signs of trauma, according to the detective. An autopsy will be performed to determine how she died.

    Police want to talk to William, who is a pizza delivery man. He has not been seen today.

    A warrant is being issued for his arrest.