A man found dead in the freezer of an abandoned Ceres auto shop was married to the man accused of killing him.

News 10 reports police identified 49-year-old Thomas Kroger as the person discovered in a chest freezer at the Shop Customs in Ceres.

Police believe Kroger was killed between December and April 10th.

Jacob Michael Cervantes was arrested as the murder suspect.

Cervantes has pleaded not guilty.