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Man surrenders after mom's body found in freezer

Published On: Jul 04 2014 08:59:26 AM EDT
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Ethan Walthier/69 News


A Philadelphia man has surrendered to police after the body of his elderly mother was found in a basement freezer.

Philadelphia police said 58-year-old William Carrasquillo surrendered Thursday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Jillian Russell said he will be charged with abuse of a corpse.


The body of 83-year-old Andrea Carrasquillo was found in her home Tuesday morning.
Police are awaiting a determination on how she died.

It's not clear whether Carrasquillo has an attorney.