New Orleans police find woman’s body chopped up in ‘Dexter’ man’s freezer


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New Orleans police officers who had been looking for a lacking lady discovered a chopped up body in a freezer, a reciprocating noticed lined in “bits of flesh” and her pockets in a protected on the property, in accordance with court docket paperwork.

Micah Dardar reported his estranged spouse Julia Dardar, 36, lacking simply earlier than midnight on Dec. 23, 2021, in accordance with New Orleans police.

Micah Dardar advised police his ex had moved in with Benjamin Beale, a 33-year-old alleged meth and pot supplier, at a home on Pauline Street.

Police spoke with Beale that night and he advised them he hadn’t seen Julia Dardar since Dec. 16, in accordance with court docket paperwork. He mentioned they had been having relationship problems with their very own and that he believed she could have been suicidal. 

He advised the responding officer that Julia Dardar had moved out of his house however left her belongings and automotive behind.

On Jan. 5, 2022, Beale went to the police station and gave a contradictory assertion on Julia Dardar’s disappearance – saying he’d final seen her on Dec. 12, an affidavit states.

“It should be noted that Beale did not give any indication that he was worried about Julia and/or any indication that he attempted to locate Julia,” the affidavit continues. He additionally advised police, in particular person, that he waited to report her lacking “because he had lost his cellular phone and did not have the means to contact police.” 

Police served a search warrant at Beale’s house on Jan. 11 and noticed extension cords operating out the again door and right into a Chevrolet Diesel 60 bus parked in the yard, in accordance with the felony criticism – and inside they discovered a freezer and ice field.

In the freezer, investigators found “the headless torso of what appeared to be an adult human female,” court docket paperwork state.

She’d suffered deep cuts that “appeared to have been inflicted post-mortem.”

In a close-by Coleman ice chest, police mentioned they discovered a reciprocating noticed “which appeared to have bits of flesh and fluid on the blade.” Nearby they discovered goggles, a plastic face defend and rubbish baggage. 

Police additionally discovered an alleged meth lab and unlawful weapons, court docket paperwork reveal, they usually backed out of the home and referred to as in help from state police in order to cope with the doubtless hazardous supplies current.

The crystals discovered in the house later examined optimistic for methamphetamine, in accordance with an affidavit.

In a protected in one of many bedrooms, detectives mentioned they discovered Julia Dardar’s purse, pockets, identification and bank cards. Police additionally mentioned they discovered at the very least two illegal firearms.

The alleged makeshift meth lab was inside about 105 ft from a close-by faculty.

Once police arrested Beale, he refused to speak additional, in accordance with authorities.

He is at present held on $400,000 bond on the Orleans Justice Center on a slew of expenses – however not for murder, court docket paperwork present.

The expenses are for alleged obstruction of justice in the lacking particular person case, distribution of meth and marijuana, unlawful weapons possession and operating a “clandestine drug lab.”

The id of the stays has not but been publicly confirmed by authorities. 

Beale additionally recognized as “Kelley Kirkpatrick” on Facebook, in accordance with A social media account below the pseudonym confirmed Beale posing for a selfie posted in early November with an overlay from Showtime’s “Dexter” – a preferred sequence a couple of serial killer who dismembers his victims.

Another selfie confirmed him dressed up in an all-white protecting jumpsuit, sporting goggles and holding a semiautomatic rifle.

And final yr the account shared a picture of a butchered gator reduce up and neatly arranged on a kitchen desk.

Beale is due again in court docket on March 3. A spokesperson for the general public defender’s workplace, which is representing him, mentioned it doesn’t touch upon pending instances.

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