A body found stuffed into a freezer in the garage of a Kansas City, Kansas, house Sunday has been identified. Lawrence Muirhead, an independent, long-distance trick driver was hauling a load, reported to be highway road signs, from Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Nogales, Arizona, last year when he disappeared.\nHis family last heard from him on September 28 and reported the 53-year-old married dad of four as a missing person on October 1. Three days later his truck was found abandoned in Merriam, Kansas. Somehow, he ended up dead in a top-loading freezer that police found in the garage near 20th Street and New Jersey Avenue in Kansas City on February 9.\nWhile Kansas City police would not comment on the case, they did confirm that they are investigating Muirhead’s death as a homicide. His mother, Alke Muirhead, when contacted by a Kansas City TV station, said she had been told that her son was shot in the head.\nThe house on the Kansas City property where Muithead’s frozen body was found is currently being rented by a woman and her daughter. The tenant discovered the body in the freezer and called police.\nBut the landlord there says that when he rented out the property to the mom and daughter, there was no freezer in the garage.\n“I own the house, but had no knowledge of the freezer in any part of the garage at all,” said property owner Don Moore. “I’m hearing that it was from someone else they knew that brought the freezer over. It was locked.”\nThe woman moved in to the Kansas City house in the last week of October. According to Moore, his tenant said the freezer was brought over by a male friend who claimed to have lost the key.\nWhen then woman finally was able to break the lock and wrench open the locked freezer door, she found Muirhead’s body inside.\nBut Kansas City police did not say if the male friend of the tenant is a suspect, or if they even have a suspect.\nMuirhead’s mother said her son was “very gregarious, outgoing and much liked.” He and his wife started the trucking company out of their home several years ago, but Muirhead himself was the primary driver.\nMuirhead’s family members said Kansas City police have told them that night before his disappearance, the driver had dinner with a person who may now have information on how the man ended up dead in a freezer.