Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:42 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Aug 12, 2012 3:16 AM
Investigators say they should know Sunday morning if a body found inside a freezer buried in a Pike County yard is that of a missing woman.
Bruce Dillon was arrested Friday night, charged with murdering his wife, Sherry Dillon, who was reported missing back in early July. Crews searched the area around the couple's Belfry home Friday, finding the buried remains.
"I was in shock," said Crystal Price, the Dillons' neighbor and friend. "Would I ever have expected in a million years he would done something like that? Absolutely not."
Price spoke highly of Bruce Dillon, saying she didn't think he was capable of such a gruesome act.
"He was funny. He was loving to his children. He was loving to her," Price said. "It's eery to think that I could've been out here when he was doing that to her, you know?"
The Pike County Coroner confirmed the woman's remains were inside of a freezer.
"That makes him look guilty," said Price. "Anyone that you ever loved, you wouldn't just throw them out like a piece of trash."
While Dillon has been charged with killing his wife, the coroner said an autopsy on the body found will not be performed until Sunday morning, meaning the remains have yet to be positively identified.
Still, the Dillons' neighbors are confident the remains are those of Sherry Dillon.
Bruce Dillon is charged with murder (domestic violence) and abuse of a corpse. He declined LEX 18's request for an interview from the Pike County Jail.