MINERAL WELLS (CBSDFW.COM) – The son of a North Texas woman makes a startling and disturbing discovery. The teen found his mother’s body in a freezer, Thursday night, in a Mineral Wells home.
Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan told CBS 11 News there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body of Shannon Herrin. As it stands, investigators are talking to family members and trying to figure out what happened.
Herrin was well known around Mineral Wells. She used to work at Jimmy’s Cafe and folks say she was a very popular waitress.
“Shannon didn’t meet a stranger,” said Michael Parker, the owner of Jimmy’s Café and friend of Herrin. “I mean she always had a smile working and cared about people.”
Now those who care about Herrin are hurting. Police say the body of the 38-year-old was found inside a deep freezer in her garage.
“It’s a chest freezer that has a door on the top,” Chief Sullivan explained.
According to Sullivan, Herrin’s 19-year-old son found her body. Investigators have spoken with the boy, along with Herrin’s husband, Cecil Huddleston. Huddleston was taken into custody Friday morning on an unrelated parole violation.
While the investigation is in the early stages, police told CBS 11 that at this point Herrin’s family members are not considered suspects.
Police don’t know how long Herrin’s body was in the freezer and medical officials have not determined an exact cause of death. An autopsy is being performed.
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