CRIME
08/08/2013 11:24 am ET Updated Aug 09, 2013

Jeffrey Korber, Missing California Murder Victim, Found In Storage Unit Freezer

The corpse of a suspected California murder victim who went missing more than two years ago has been found packed up in a storage unit freezer, police announced Wednesday.

Authorities say that they discovered the body of Jeffrey Korber, 58, at the Ventura Mini Storage facility in June, according to KTLA. Korber was reported missing in July 2011 by family members who said they had not heard from him for months.

"The body actually was pretty well-preserved," said Ventura Police Commander Darin Schindler, according to KABC. "We were able to confirm through photos, also."

Police conducted an investigation through early 2012, but found "no foul play," Schindler told CBS Los Angeles. Korber's death has since been ruled a homicide.

Investigators recently discovered that before he went missing, Korber had been dating and living with Mary “Francesca” Hannan, 66, in Ventura. A search warrant of Hannan's home led to the arrest of her son, Michael Bresnak, 49, who police say killed Korber at his mother's house and transferred the body to the storage freezer, NBC Los Angeles reports.

Bresnak was arrested and remains in custody on a parole violation.

Hannan has not been formally charged, though police suspect she aided Bresnak in hiding Korber's body.

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