Police: Son kept father's body inside freezer in Detroit; hoped God would resurrect 93-year-old man

DETROIT - Detroit police said they have located the body of a 93-year-old man inside his son's freezer who kept it there awaiting God's resurrection.

Two suspects are in custody.

Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, police found the casket belonging to a 93-year-old dead man that went missing from a cemetery on Monday. The casket was located in a white van near Dickerson and Harper.

Shortly after, they located the body inside a freezer at the home of the deceased man's son. They said the 48-year-old son was keeping his father's body there awaiting God's resurrection.

Sources told our sister station WXYZ funeral services were held for the 93-year-old man on Saturday. The body was to be buried on Sunday but rainy weather kept workers from digging the plot at the Gethsemane Cemetery.

The body and casket were stored in the mausoleum for protection. On Monday, when workers returned to complete the burial, they discovered both were missing.

Action News has learned the names of both the father and son, but are withholding them pending any criminal charges. In some cases, dismemberment of a body is a crime. At this time, no charges have been filed.

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