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Mother speaks out after daughter's dismembered body found in freezer

Investigators believe case is a double murder-suicide.
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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 26, 2019

LARUE COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3) — The body of a Louisville woman was found dismembered and hidden in a freezer this week in LaRue County in what investigators believe was a double murder-suicide.

The woman's mother, Theresa Ellifrits, tells our sister station WAVE 3 that she had been worried about her daughter.

"It was all about Brittany when she was there. I remember we was having a birthday party for my granddaughter and she was eating cake and I just looked over at her and I was just thinking how beautiful she was and happy finally, you know?" Ellifrits said, remembering her daughter, Brittany Wilson.

The last time Ellifrits saw her daughter alive, she thought that the 33-year-old's troubled past was behind her. She said that soon after, Wilson got a new boyfriend, and Ellifrits said the family started to worry again.

"We wanted to put a huddle around her and not let her go out except to work," she told WAVE 3.

Wilson's mother said that no one in the family had heard from Wilson since May, and they feared something terrible would happen, but they never imagined anything like this.

"You think some things are unimaginable. But it's real. These things happen. And please parents tell your children every day you love them, just no matter what. Even if they don't want to hear it. At least once a day, at least once a day and let them know because they could be gone. And my baby's gone," Ellifrits told WAVE 3.

Monday, during an investigation into a murder-suicide at a mobile home in LaRue County, police discovered Wilson's dismembered body in a freezer. Police say that before setting fire to the crime scene and taking his own life, the unnamed suspect allegedly confessed to killing both Wilson, and 39-year-old Nicole Murray.

"Why this?! And I just want to put her back together and just hold her. I just want to hold her one more time," said Ellifrits.

Brittany Wilson's memorial services will be held next Friday and Saturday. The services are open to the public.