UPDATE (12/12/2019) – The man’s body found in a Tooele Freezer in November appears to have been there nearly 11 years, according to police.

Tooele City Police Sgt. Hansen said as they have continued the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Paul Edward Mathers, the timeline seems to suggest he died sometime in the first few months of 2009.

It is still being determined how Mather’s died and Hansen said they will be providing an update as the information becomes available.


TOOELE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – The man found dead inside a freezer in a Tooele apartment was identified Tuesday.

Tooele City police conducted a welfare check at apartments 495 West Utah Avenue when they discovered Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, dead on her bed. Souron-Mathers had not been seen for several weeks prompting the welfare check.

When officers searched the apartment, they found a man’s body inside a chest freezer in the home. Police say the man was identified as her husband Paul Edward Mathers, 69.

Due to the varied accounts of when neighbors last saw a man in or around the apartment, police believe Mathers could have been in the freezer anywhere from a year and a half to 11 years.

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