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Elderly woman's body found in freezer with lid closed, power turned on

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Police in Imakane, Hokkaido, said Thursday that the body of a 74-year-old woman was discovered in a freezer at her home.

According to police, at around 9 a.m. on Thursday, a 49-year-old woman called 119, saying she had been unable to reach her mother, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman, who lives near her mother's home, accompanied by police, searched her mother's home and found her inside a freezer located near the entrance.

According to police reports, the freezer is about one meter wide, 80 centimeters high and 60 centimeters deep. Police said the woman was hunched over inside the freezer with the lid shut and the power turned on. There were no visible wounds on her body.

Furthermore, the entrance to the woman’s home was locked. Her daughter used a spare key to enter with police. There were no signs of damage or vandalism inside the residence.

Police said an autopsy will be held to determine the woman's cause of death.

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Sheesh. I hope if she did indeed happen to just fall in that she hit her head and never woke up -- would have been a horrible way to go otherwise.

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DIY cryopreservation. Check her will.

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Cripes! Terrible way to commit suicide,,,

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Imagine being the cop and the woman, and deciding "hey, let's look inside the freez.....oh....well here she is"

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I hope she didn't fall in

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Why did the daughter call the police? If she lives close to her mother then surely, as she has a key, she would just go there to check on her mother? Very fishy, especially if she is the only child.

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woman called 119, saying she had been unable to reach her mother, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman, who lives near her mother’s home

the entrance to the woman’s home was locked. Her daughter used a spare key to enter with police. There were no signs of damage or vandalism inside the residence

Not jumping to any conclusions here, but maybe do some digging before closing this as a suicide

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shes obviously climbed into the freezer and sealed herself in! did she suffer from dementia?

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Lationz < That's real messed up; but "SOMEbody HAD to do it".

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I know one can't open a freezer from the inside but how does one close it if already inside ?

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Easy if it is a top opening chest freezer as in this case. I know ours didn't stay open unless the lid was held.

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Of course ! I don't have a "top opening chest freezer" so didn't think about it that way ! My mistake !

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So the daughter called police because she couldn't contact her yet she lives nearby and has a key to get in? She could have easily gone over to check out the house unless there is something she is hiding. Don't worry, I'm not a detective nor about to quit my day job.

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Maybe she didn't want to trespass, entering someone elses property without permission/invitation.

Calling the cops to come along is the correct procedure.

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Maybe she was afraid of what she'd find if she went round. She wouldn't be the first...

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Chilling.

It's going to be hard for her daughter to forgive herself for not being there. But sometimes, you have to fight that feeling off, and just let it go.

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