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Body found in freezer at Maywood apartment

A man allegedly killed his mother and put her body in a freezer in their Maywood residence, then told police about the crime and led them to her remains Friday, authorities said.

Investigators have not confirmed that the body is the man’s mother but said they were led to believe so, said Det. Kathy Gallagher with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. The coroner has yet to identify the body.

About 2:45 p.m., authorities said, a man walked into a Huntington Park police station and said he had murdered someone and that the body was in an apartment in the 5600 block of Maywood Avenue.

The investigation is continuing, Gallagher said.


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No comments on this yet -- really?? This one belongs America's Dumbest Criminals for sure....

That must be one big freezer or one small woman.

Theres about half the population of maywood that live in that apt complex. No one heard a sound.

Is he an illegal alien?

What the hell does "wereled" mean in the second paragraph?

Socks: it's obviously a typo. It should read: "...whirled to believe..."

"wereled" -- I think it might be a typo for "werelad," which is a young male werewolf.

She made him do it.

They say he was depressed over his girlfriend being killed in a hit and run 4 months age , but why take it out on mama. Take yourself out.

wereled = "were led"

How did you exactly derived from this article that he was an illegal alien??? How does that change the tragic nature of this crime??? Is that a key element as far as preventing the crime?

At Jems I:

Huntington Park's residence are 98 % latinos....

If it's the guy I'm thinking of, he was diagnosed as a bipolar & schizophrenic. He had been detained a few times for trying to kill himself... His mother was afraid of him when he wouldn't take his medication. Guess he forgot to take it.

@ John..sounds like you worked at Maywood PD. Maybe if the police department was still around so would the victim. Very sad.

Allegedly? He confessed to killing her and putting her in the freezer. In any other place where common sense, decency, moral conviction, and justice prevails, other than California where none of it does, that would be called a conviction by admission. Thus leaving no excuse for not strapping him into the gas chamber and turning on the Sigh-O-Nighty-Nite gas.

Hmm, no name. Is he a minor? Why is his name not printed....hmmmm

JP311 I don't think it has to do with Maywood PD or the Sheriffs Dept taking over. I'm sure if someone would've heard something I'm sure the police would've been called. Apparently no one heard or saw anything he turned himself in. You're probably a former Maywood employee that lost his/her job and are still bitter about it.

madness.. something wrong with that picture there

Ay Moises.... my neighbor used to take care of him when he was a kid, and apparently he'd been hitting the drugs recently. His girlfriend was killed about 7 blocks away in the morning a few months ago, yes, I remember that. but we went to check on the neighbors a few days ago and they said no one heard a thing until his cousin found his mom's body in the freezer, after which she forced him into the Huntington Park police department. How do I know this? I live a block away, word gets out. Truly tragic for such a nice woman...

Who knows more about this? I really want to know more....I work in the area & am very interested!!!


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