NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Man arrested after a missing person investigation discovered the frozen torso of a previously posted woman with a gun, knife and a fictional serial killer .
Benjamin Beale, also known as Kelley Kirkpatrick, was taken into custody after a search warrant was issued on his property.
Detectives say they tracked a cord that ran out of his back door to a padlocked bus. Court documents said that inside the bus was a freezer with dead bodies.
Micah Dardar believes that these the remains belonged to his estranged wife, Julia, who he said fell into a drug addiction after meeting Beale.
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In November 2021, more than a month before Dardar was reported missing, Beale posted a photo with the label of fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan on it. In the popular Showtime crime drama “Dexter,” the protagonist kills his victims, chops them up, puts them in trash bags, and dumps them on the side of a boat.
In the show’s first season, Dexter hunts down the “Ice Truck Killer,” who sucks the blood of his victims before storing their bodies in a refrigerated truck.
Other photos show Beale in a disposable white jumpsuit with goggles while holding a gun.
“Make clear direction if you know what’s good,” reads the caption in part.
A year ago, Beale posted a photo of a crocodile skinned, cleaned and beaked with a large knife.
Beale is currently being held on $400,000 for obstruction of justice related to one death, among gun and drug charges.
Officials have yet to identify the remains found in his backyard freezer.
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