RALEIGH, NC (WRAL/WBTV) – A man found dead in a freezer in the basement of his Raleigh-area home last week had been decapitated, several sources told WRAL-TV Wednesday afternoon.
A sheriff’s investigator looking into the disappearance of David Ruben Green Jr., 52, discovered his body while searching his Ray Road home a week ago, WRAL reported.
Green’s live-in girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, 41, was arrested last Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, WRAL reported.
Search warrants in the case indicate he suffered severe injuries from several weapons and cutting instruments. Sources, speaking to WRAL News on the condition they not be revealed, said Green’s decapitated head was found with the body and that it had likely been cut off so that the body would fit inside the freezer.
Neighbors reported seeing Green in April, but search warrants indicate the body might have been in the freezer since January, WRAL reported.
Green’s brother reported him missing Sept. 1 and authorities walked through the home six days later, authorities said.
It was last Wednesday, though when an investigator and a crime scene technician returned to the home for an extensive search that they opened the freezer and found the body.
Search warrants indicate that power to the freezer had been shut off.