Foul play not suspected in death of woman found in freezer

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by JIM DOUGLAS & RYAN WOOD

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Posted on August 9, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 6:31 PM

Woman's body found in freezer

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MINERAL WELLS – Police say the death of a Mineral Wells woman found in deep freezer does not appear to be foul play.

Mineral Wells police Chief Dean Sullivan said there were no evident signs of trauma, but the death remains a mystery – not a murder.

An autopsy report from the Dallas County Medical Examiner revealed no obvious cause of death. It's not known how long the woman was in the freezer.

Sullivan said the woman's 19-year-old son found her body inside the freezer at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the family's home near the intersection of Southeast 19th St. and Southeast 14th Ave.

A relative identified the woman as Shannon Herrin. Police described the freezer as a chest that opens from the top and was not locked at the time of the discovery.

Authorities searched the home and interviewed Herrin's son and husband, Cecil Huddelston.

While police talked to Herrin's husband about the case, the state issued a warrant for his arrest for an undisclosed parole violation. The husband was on parole for a drug violation.

Police say Huddleston was never a suspect in the death of Herrin. 

 

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