34-Year-Old Man Arrested After Dismembered & Headless Torso Found in New Orleans Freezer

34-Year-Old Man Arrested After Dismembered & Headless Torso Found in New Orleans Freezer
34-Year-Old Man Arrested After Dismembered & Headless Torso Found in New Orleans Freezer (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/WWLTV)

A man has been arrested after police discovered a dismembered body in a freezer in a New Orleans home on Wednesday, authorities said.

They believe it is the body of a missing woman from December, NOLA reported.

Benjamin Beale, 34, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with obstruction of justice in connection with a death investigation, according to the outlet.

Police said they arrived at Beale’s home at 2327 Pauline Street around 12pm Tuesday to execute a search warrant.

(Image: Screenshot/YouTube/WWLTV)

They were looking into the sudden departure of Julia Dardar, who was reported missing by numerous law enforcement agencies in December.

According to the sources, officers discovered a headless human torso in a freezer inside a bus parked in the backyard of Beale’s home.

Authorities were unable to confirm the identity of the individual whose torso was discovered and were awaiting an autopsy to ascertain the manner of death.

Beale was taken to police precinct for interrogation and refused to provide a statement, authorities said.

(Image: Screenshot/YouTube/WWLTV)

Beale was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on Tuesday on a variety of charges, including establishing/operating a clandestine drug lab, illegally carrying weapons, methamphetamine distribution, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to online jail records.

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