Author Topic: Mom, have you seen Dad lately? No, but stay out of the freezer in the garage.  (Read 1899 times)

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This is a true story, it just came out in our local paper this morning.  Did nobody ever ask where he went, or look around at all?

UPDATED: Woman stored husband in freezer until her death, investigators learn (1:06 p.m.)
By Matlin Smith
Current-Argus Staff Writer
Posted: 01/26/2011 02:01:06 PM MST

CARLSBAD — Investigators with the Eddy County Sheriff's Office have released bizarre details in the case of the human body found Monday evening in the freezer of a home south of town.
According to information from Capt. Jeff Zuniga, at 7:50 p.m. Monday, the body of a human male was discovered in a chest-type freezer at a residence on the 1200 block of Haston Road by two local residents who were cleaning out the home of a deceased relative.

The pair loaded the freezer into the back of a pickup truck and transported it to the Carlsbad Police Department. After determining that the incident occurred in the county, the CPD turned the investigation over to the ECSO.

"The body located within the freezer may be that of James Sharpe of Carlsbad, who has been unaccounted for since 1997," said Zuniga.

James Sharpe was known to be the husband to the late Barbara Sharpe, who passed away in November 2010 of health complications at the age of 63.

Information gathered during the investigation leans towards the possibility that James Sharpe may have dued due to a terminal health condition in 1997; he would have been in his early 70s then, said investigators.

"Barbara had mentioned to a health care worker prior to her death that she had stored her late husband in a freezer. The health care worker dismissed the statement due to Barbara Sharpe's grave condition," Zuniga stated.

Additionally, documentation allegedly drafted by Barbara Sharpe was found in her personal

property explaining why her husband was in the freezer.
This documentation reportedly indicated that she was remorseful, but couldn't afford to survive without his retirement income.

Prior to discovery, the freezer reportedly was in Barbara Sharpe's bedroom on Haston Road.

"The ECSO Special Investigations Unit will continue to work closely with the Office of the Medical Investigator to confirm the official identity of the decedent as well as the cause and manner of death," said Zuniga.



I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Hmmm, seems like if you converted it to a keezer, you could come up with some interesting names for it and/or the brews in it.
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Hmmm, seems like if you converted it to a keezer, you could come up with some interesting names for it and/or the brews in it.

You mean the real Dead Guy Ale?

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Hmmm, seems like if you converted it to a keezer, you could come up with some interesting names for it and/or the brews in it.

Rogue Dead Guy clone?
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such as "why so pale ale" or, "ol'stiff stout", "rigor mortis porter", "locked in lager"
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I think you'd have to make an Eis Dead Guy :)
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Alesmith's Evil Dead Ale.

What a bizarre story.  ???
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Hmmm, seems like if you converted it to a keezer, you could come up with some interesting names for it and/or the brews in it.

You mean the real Dead Guy Ale?

Kai

Kai, I honestly thought you were a cold German machine without a joke in you.  ;) ;D
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Kai, I honestly thought you were a cold German machine without a joke in you.  ;) ;D

I just had to abandon my heritage and make a joke. I knew I was racing a few other’s, like Blatz, who were thinking and typing the same thing.

But I didn’t end up being as creative as others. I like Weithman’s “Why So Pale Ale”.

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This is NOT the ONLY game like it...been happening for years

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Dead_Guy_Days

I applaud the ole gal gettin one over on the pension police. ;)
« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 08:45:53 AM by 1vertical »
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This is NOT the ONLY game like it...been happening for years

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Dead_Guy_Days


That site says "the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, "Keeping of bodies", outlawing the keeping of "the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property".

Sounds like you're out of luck if you buried Fido out in the backyard or are keeping Uncle Herb's ashes on the mantel.  :(
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At least she kept him frozen.

A women in Des Moines, several years ago, put her husband's body in the back bedroom and opened the window about 2 inches.  Then she sealed the bedroom door and told everyone he had run away.  10 years later someone looked in the bedroom and called the police.  She did it to keep collecting his social security checks too.

Another women buried her husband beside the garage to keep the checks coming.

Seems all to common in this day and age.

Of course you could name your new kegerator "the old guys keeper".  8^)

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