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North Texas woman's body found in freezer

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The body of a woman was found in a freezer in her home on Thursday in Mineral Wells, west of Fort Worth.

Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan said 38-year-old Shannon Herrin's teenage son was looking for food Thursday night when he found her body. He called 911.

The body was inside a chest-style deep freezer like those often used to store meat and other foods for long periods. It was in the garage.

A preliminary report from the medical examiner released Friday afternoon says there's nothing to indicate foul play was involved.

Sullivan said he has seen accidental freezer deaths before and there were no obvious signs of trauma on Herrin's body.

Police and the Texas Rangers did question her husband, who has prior drug, misdemeanor assault and deadly conduct convictions. There was a warrant out of Palo Pinto County for his arrest  because of a parole violation. However, they said he has an alibi.

The results of an autopsy should give investigators a better understanding of what happened.

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