A Las Vegas man who confessed killing his wife in a letter to police kept her body in a freezer for two years.
That’s according to Metro officers who read the letter before finding two bodies Thursday in a home on Willowbark Court in the southwest part of town.
Police said the man shot himself in a bedroom closet. The woman was found in a freezer, completely frozen.The couple’s identities have not been released, but neighbors told FOX5 the woman was from another country. Authorities suspect she had no local relatives, a likely reason no missing person’s report was ever filed when she disappeared.
The handwritten letter containing the confession was postmarked four days ago. Police said the man wrote about killing himself but did not release any other details.
Link To Economic Woes?
It’s a fair question to ask in the wake of four murder-suicides spanning a two-week period: Is the economy driving family members to commit violence?
The answer, according to one psychiatrist, is yes and no.
“I remember eight or nine years ago when the dot-com bubble burst, it seemed like a rash of people had violent reactions in their places of employment,” said Dr. Ole Thienhaus, Dean of the University of the Nevada School of Medicine.
Nevada’s unemployment rate reached a new record Friday, putting an added stress on families where one person or both may be out of work.
However, the recent incidents of violence, Thienhaus cautioned, should be put into perspective.
“Four cases in a city of one million is still a very, very small portion of people. And each case is probably quite different.