Body of missing woman found in freezer of home

(Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Detectives searching for a missing Afghan refugee found what they believe is her body hidden beneath the false bottom of a freezer inside the apartment she shared with her husband.

Her husband, identified by court records as Wahid Kashify, left the country on a one-way airplane ticket on May 28 to an undisclosed location, three days after his wife was last seen by friends.

The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that the body found in the freezer is believed to be 24-year-old Arezu Kashify.

The couple’s two children — ages 1 and 5 — are in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Spokane police say in a search warrant affidavit that the case became a homicide investigation Tuesday when investigators found the body.

The couple came to the U.S. from Afghanistan.