Neighbors reported a foul odor coming from the home but no one was expecting to find a scene out of a horror story.
According to The Daily Mail:
A 74-year-old woman has been found dismembered in her California home with her husband, described by neighbors as a notorious cross dresser in the community, arrested in connection to the grisly crime.
Police say it was an overpowering smell pouring from the Oceanside home that prompted neighbors of Anna Maria and Frederick Hengl, 68, to alert them to the residence on Friday.
‘About a week and a half ago, I noticed a pretty gross smell,’ next-door neighbor Erick Chavez, 21, told NBC San Diego.
By Friday morning, it had grown absolutely unbearable he said, prompting him to report it.
Entering the home police discovered what remained of Mrs Hengl whom they said had been dead for at least one day.
Arrested outside a downtown bar was her 68-year-old husband with police questioning neighbors on possible power tools or heavy machinery heard coming from the home as of late.
‘I just thought somebody was working in their garage,’ neighbor Nancy Wells, one of several who confirmed such sounds told CBS8.
‘The husband is actually known for dressing up like a woman and walking around the neighborhood. It’s just a permanent fixture, I guess. It doesn’t freak us out anymore,’ Jason Chandler told NBC San Diego.
In one instance a neighbor described seeing him wearing a floor-length purple dress coupled with a long pearl necklace and earrings. In his hand he held a purse, reports UT San Diego.
‘He would cross-dress and you almost couldn’t recognize the guy,’ Mr Parnell said.
Hengl faces first degree murder charges and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.
All of the neighbors said the couple had a history of mental issues and we’re pretty fawking sure this guy needs a straight jacket and four padded walls.
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