LA PORTE, Ind. (CBS) — A 48-year-old Indiana man was being held on preliminary charge of murder, after a woman’s body was discovered in a freezer inside the home they shared.

Daniel Shoffner, according to a neighbor, moved in with the victim several months ago, after her husband died.

A relative of the woman, who was about 70 years old, called police Sunday night, apparently for a well-being check at her home in La Porte, Indiana.

Shoffner was at the home when police arrived, their guns drawn.

The woman’s body was found in a large freezer inside the home, and Shoffner was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of murcer.

The LaPorte County Coroner’s office said the woman had been dead for some time, and the body must be thawed before an autopsy can be conducted – likely on Wednesday.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

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