The body of a renowned French chef, Jean-Francois Poinard who has been missing for 18 months was found dead in a freezer.
The common-law wife Guylene Collober, 51, confessed to punching the retired chef in the stomach during an argument, saying that he fell, hit his head and died eighteen months ago.
Collober said she left the body in the bathroom for three days before deciding to buy a freezer in which to store the corpse.
Collober opened up to her daughter about Poinard during a night out, saying that “something unfortunate” had happened to him. Her daughter alerted police, who then raided her apartment in Lyon, France.
Police said Collober burst into tears when they arrived. “I think you’ll find what you’re looking for,” she told police. The body of 71-year-old Poinard was curled up in a fetal position and covered with plastic bags inside a chest freezer, police said.
“A full post-mortem examination will be carried out to discover the precise cause of death,” a police spokesperson said.
Collober is now under investigation for aggravated manslaughter and, under French law, could face a harsher penalty for killing her common-law husband, which is treated as a more serious crime than killing another party.
What a story! What a woman! Poor chef! RIP.
The frozen humor in comments due to the circumstances of death did bring a wry smile. Like one said “C'mon... it's not every day you find a prominent French chef in the deep freeze. I'd say frozen humor trumps fresh horror in this case’.
§ I once heard that French chef's were known for their frosty dispositions........Guess they weren't lying.
§ Would you say he was frozen in time?
o No, frozen with thyme.
§ So much for French cooking...
§ Nothing but cold cuts from now on
§ I couldn't help but think about that movie... Ratatoulle... I guess we now know how it ended with him and his girlfriend. I never trusted her... she just seemed a little TOO confident with those chopping knives. (Ginger thinks so too. I was actually checking to see if he was the movie’s moniker)
§ Thaw for two hours, he'll tell the cops everything they need to know.
§ This is definitely a cold case, We must let it thaw before we can get cooking on this.
§ I wonder if anyone thought to freeze his assets while he was missing.
§ I guess she REALLY Iced him for Good. Too bad she didn't have a chance to serve Chef Glace'.
§ I guess she did not like the soup.
§ This story is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak . . .
§ Two years? She could have eaten all of the evidence in that time and no one would be the wiser.
o They eat Horse in France, not Jackass
§ Let's not jump to conclusions, they could have been working on a frozen recipe that went terribly wrong!
§ Now this is chilling.........
§ That's just cold man, real cold.
§ So now we have chefsicles
§ yes and also frozen chefticlesl..
§ I'm somewhat surprised she stayed with him....considering he had been giving her the cold shoulder for years.....
§ I thought you are supposed to get rid of frozen meat after six months? Or is that seafood? I always get this confused.
§ Defrost setting, 60% power for 5 hrs and 35 minutes
§ Then set heat to 350 and baste in own juices for 40 minutes. Cut into 3inch square portions (small portions for upperclass restaurant). Serves 85.
§ Can somebody recommend a nice wine?
§ Sad to say this relationship has been put on ice.
§ They must have had a fight and he went to go chill out.