Man found dead in freezer married to suspect

04/26/2014 1:09 PM

04/26/2014 1:15 PM

A man found dead inside a freezer at an abandoned auto body shop in Ceres last week was married to the man accused of killing him.

Ceres police identified the victim Friday as Thomas Kroger, who changed his last name to Cervantes when he married the suspect Jacob Cervantes on Aug. 13.

In the couple’s marriage license, Kroger, 49, noted that his previous marriage ended when his partner, Bernabe Garcia, died 21/2 weeks before his marriage to Cervantes. Garcia filed for divorce June 21, but died of cancer a month later, according to court documents and his obituary.

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