Tooele police believe man’s body found in freezer has been there nearly 11 years

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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.

Hansen said they are still waiting on more medical and financial records to make a more solid determination but there appears to little to no trace of Mathers’ after that time.

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


TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 News)- Investigators with the Tooele City Police Department are working to figure out a timeline after a man’s body was found in a freezer, his wife dead on the bed.

Police believe Paul Edward Mathers’ body, was in the freezer for anywhere from a year and a half, to 11 years, due to the varied accounts of when neighbors last saw him.

His wife, Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, was found dead during a welfare check at her apartment near 490 West Utah Avenue on Friday after she had not been seen from in several weeks.

On Wednesday the Tooele City Police Department says they are looking into is his financial records, specifically his VA checks and Social Security checks.

“We are trying to determine where the checks/ payments were sent and if they ever stopped at any point,” a press release from the department stated. 

Updates will be provided as more information is released.

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