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No arrests or updates on body discovered in refrigerator in De Soto

December 31, 2012

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Gregory Price

Gregory Price

No arrests have been made, and no new details have been released in the case of an Ottawa man whose body was discovered in De Soto in April.

The body of Gregory Price, who would have been 34, was found April 19, stuffed in a refrigerator near 103rd Street and Kill Creek Road south of Kansas Highway 10.

A confidential informant tipped off police and investigators identified the body using finger and palm prints from Price's right hand.

Price had not been heard from since Christmas Eve 2010, when he made a call to his mother.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, which has released few details about the case, continues to piece together information, said Deputy Tom Erickson.

"We are still investigating," he said.

A coroner’s report classified the manner of death as undetermined and noted advanced decomposition of the body. The toxicology report listed traces of methamphetamine in his liver and brain tissue and also the pain killer acetaminophen in his liver tissue.

The case apparently has some Douglas County tie, and federal authorities are involved as well, according to police.

The refrigerator was sealed with screws when officers found it, and the autopsy says the body was clad in gray tarp wrapped with duct tape.

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