Kentucky man’s body found in freezer, girlfriend in jail

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky woman is under arrest after her boyfriend’s body was discovered in a freezer inside the couple’s living room.

WLEX-TV reports a missing persons report was filed for 68-year-old Gary Ray Jenks last Tuesday. Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Owens was arrested the following day after deputies searched the couple’s home.

The arrest citation says Jenks’ arms were tied with pieces of string. And it says Owens had poured lye and fertilizer over Jenks’ body to dispose of it.

The Pulaski County Coroner positively identified the body but has not yet determined the cause of death.

Owens is charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. She is in custody at the Pulaski County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

She declined an interview with the television station.

Information from: WLEX-TV

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