The body of a Maine woman missing for nearly 30 years may have been found in a freezer belonging to her ex-boyfriend, who died earlier this month. Talk about a cold case! Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

Kitty I. Wardwell, of Holden, vanished in 1983 and was last seen by her “on-again off-again” boyfriend, Frank Julian, state police said.

Julian died in early October at age 80. Family members who were cleaning out a storage unit he had rented since 1992 found a woman’s body stashed inside a freezer on Friday, the Bangor Daily News reported.

A medical examiner is working to identify the body, but investigators suspect it may be Wardwell.

“Remains have been found, but we don’t know whose body this is definitively at this time,” Stephen McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman, told the newspaper.

The freezer was not plugged in, according to the Bangor newspaper. Authorities didn’t make any comments on the condition of the remains.

A close friend of Wardwell reported her missing on July 11, 1983, according to the state police missing persons website.

Julian told police that he had dropped her at a motel in Salem, N.H., after a fight and returned to Maine alone, according to the website.

She was never seen again. State police said they suspected the 29-year-old was a victim of foul play.

Julian died unexpectedly at a hospital on Oct. 1, according to a Bangor Daily News obituary.

He ran a pizza parlor before working as a novelty salesman throughout Maine.