New details in freezer body case

David Green (Picture provided by the Green family)

October 29, 2010 4:56:41 PM PDT
New details came out Friday in the murder of a Raleigh father who was found dead in a freezer.

David Green Junior's remains were found October 6 at his home on Ray Road - just north of the Raleigh city limits. According to his family, Green had been missing almost two years.

According to search warrants released Friday, Green's body was found covered in a sheet in a freezer kept in the basement. The 52-year-old had obviously been dead for some time. An autopsy listed the cause of death as "trauma."

Click here to read the warrants (.pdf)

The warrants give permission to search the home and four vehicles.

They say blood samples were taken from the rear bumper of a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche.

Hundreds of items were taken from the home by investigators - including dozens of pairs of shoes. They also took an "Asian chef's knife," a Stihl chainsaw, a hammer, and even the freezer the body was found in.

Court documents indicate that detectives believe Green may have been murdered in early 2009.

Wendy Green, 41, David Green's live-in girlfriend and mother of their two children, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The children, David Ruben Green III, 15, and Alexis Green, 17, face the same charges. Their cases are in juvenile court and are not public record.

Although the DA's office has not formally said whether it will attempt to try the children as adults, it has prosecuted other children as young as 13.

That decision would ultimately be up to a judge.

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