Man found in freezer was husband of recently deceased woman

A man whose body was kept in a freezer for as long as 11 years was the husband of the woman who had recently died in their apartment near Salt Lake City, according to local police.

But the autopsy that confirmed his identity didn't reveal how he died or exactly how long his body was stuffed into the chest freezer inside the couple's apartment.

Officers came across the body of Paul Edwards Mathers, 69, last Friday after discovering his wife dead in bed.

Detectives couldn't tell how the man died but suspect foul play.

The death of his wife, Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, is not considered suspicious.

Police are unable to say whether she was involved in her husband's death.

Detectives say the man's body could have been in the freezer from between one and 11 years..

Souron-Mathers had lived in the flat since 2007 in the city of Tooele, which is about 25 miles west of Salt Lake City.