Memphis, Tennessee – Douglas Harrison, 42 of Memphis, was arrested in connection with a series of dead bodies found in a freezer located in his shed. According to reports, the bodies were dressed in clown costumes with clown makeup on the faces.
The Memphis Coroners office made a gruesome discovery today after several 911 calls were placed by neighbors regarding their concern of suspicious activity at the residence of Harrison. At approximately 8 p.m., police were dispatched to Walnut Street and Polk Ave. Upon their arrival, authorities were met by a group of residents at the corner where they assisted police in locating the home in question. Police proceeded to the 800 Block of Polk Ave where they located the home. Authorities knocked on the door of the residence and was met by a male, dressed in a Clown costume, who appeared to be in his late 30’s to early 40’s and seemed to be under the influence of drugs.
Upon entering the home, authorities indicated that the home “smelled of cotton candy and death”. The inside of the home was covered wall to wall with circus decorations and the sound of circus music could be heard throughout the home.
“A white male, approximately in his late 30’s to early 40’s, opened the door with the smell of alcohol and marijuana on his body. He appeared to be somewhat disoriented and his speech was slurred. We asked him for permission to enter the premises, however he seemed reluctant to allow us to enter, said Sgt. Julius Reeves. After a few seconds, the suspect smiled and shouted yes with a weird laugh that followed his response. Once we entered the home, we were met with a very strange combination of cotton candy and a foul odor as if something was dead in the home. Many of the walls were covered with mirrors as strobe lights flickered. As we approached the rear of the home, the suspect’s behavior became erratic. We asked the suspect for his name; he identified himself and told us he lived with his aunt. Near the backdoor, we observed several handsaws covered in blood. The suspect noticed we had saw the bloody tools and pushed one of the officers out of the way. The suspect ran through the backdoor into the yard.”