A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday after police found a human head in the freezer of his home. Officers were called to the home in Lancaster, about an hour west of Philadelphia, by Wednesday morning.
Man is arrested after police find family member’s head in freezer
Donald Meshey Jr, 32, was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabrication of evidence, in addition to criminal homicide.
Police were able to attend the scene thanks to a concerned family member, the relative said he was inside the house and saw a human head in the freezer.
An officer then contacted Meshey, who “led the officer to the kitchen, where he proceeded to remove what appeared to be a human head from the freezer to show the officer.”
Police said Meshey admitted to dismembering a body in the house when interviewed.
“Meshey said he found what he described as a ‘corpse doll’ in his father’s bedroom that looked and sounded like his father,” the Lancaster City Police Office said in a statement.
“Meshey admitted to stabbing the ‘corpse doll’ for 2 to 3 minutes with a knife and then dismembered the body.”
Court documents allege Meshey put the severed arms, legs and head in garbage bags, which he placed in the basement.
Meshey Jr. then used a handsaw to dismember the body, placing the severed limbs and torso in garbage bags, reports WGAL, citing court documents.
The Lancaster County coroner’s office on Thursday identified the victim as Donald Meshey, 67, according to the local media outlet.