Acclaimed French chef's body found hidden in freezer

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London, Aug 12 (ANI): The body of an acclaimed French chef has been found after two years of him going missing, hidden in a freezer.

The frozen corpse of Jean-Francois Poinard was only found after his girlfriend Guylene Collober, 51, told her daughter "something unfortunate" had happened to him.

Her daughter informed the police and they found the 71-year-old's body, which they believe had been secreted in a freezer at their home in Lyon for up to two years, in the foetal position and covered with plastic bags.

Collober is said to have collapsed in tears when officers arrived at the house.

"I think you'll find what you're looking for," Sky News quoted her as telling cops.

Collober has been taken into custody and charged with hiding a body and any further charges would depend on the findings of the post-mortem.

"An initial examination suggests the body could have been there for up to two years. A full post-mortem examination will be carried out to discover the precise cause of death," a police spokesman added.

Poinard was a famous chef in the 1970s and 80s, and ran a series of restaurants in the French culinary capital of Lyon.

He has been described by food critics as one of the 'great names' in gastronomy. (ANI)

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