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Police have tentative ID for body found in chest freezer

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State police say they have a tentative identification for a body found in a chest freezer in central Pennsylvania last week, but the cause of death remains unknown.

The York Dispatch reports that two potential home buyers found the body Thursday in an outbuilding on a vacant Warrington Township property. Authorities said the remains were in black trash bags covered by a blanket.

York County Coroner Pam Gay said the body appeared to be female and was "significantly decomposed" but an autopsy Monday revealed no obvious signs of trauma. She said more tests are needed to determine whether the death was natural, accidental or otherwise.


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