Missouri Woman Arrested After Storing Husband’s Body Inside a Freezer After He Died Last Year

A woman in Joplin, Missouri, has been arrested after her dead husband was found stored inside of a freezer.

Barbara Watters, 67, was arrested without incident by U.S. Marshals Thursday at a house in Joplin.

The arrest comes two days after police found the body of Paul Barton in a freezer in the bedroom of the couple’s home. The probable cause affidavit says a witness informed police that Barton died in December of 2018.

Watters has been charged with abandonment of a corpse.

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