Tooele Police have released a stunning new detail in the death case involving a man found stored in his wife's chest freezer.

Tooele Police Sergeant Jeremy Hansen says that when officers found the body of 69-year-old Paul Mathers, they also found a notarized letter apparently written by him.

The letter said that his wife, 75-year-old Jeanne Souron-Mathers, did not kill him.

Investigators believe the victim had been stored in the freezer for a decade, and are now conducting a handwriting analysis to determine whether or not he actually signed the letter.

Neighbors like James Kite say Paul Mathers and his wife may have kept his death a secret so she could keep receiving his Social Security benefits.

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