Dead girl kept in fridge for months

Last updated 14:19 12/06/2014

Relevant offers


Presidential hopeful Donald Trump: I predicted terrorism Jury deliberates man's fate in Florida Facebook photo killing case Seven charged with murder in beating of teen at New York church US State Department map shows US only safe place to travel Two major quakes hit Amazon in Peru Paris attacks: Europe's weaponmakers set to reap US$50m windfall Video of shooting of black teen released as US officer charged Newborn baby abandoned in nativity scene in New York church Did Coke influence anti-obesity group Global Energy Balance Network? US police arrest two after shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

US child-welfare officials say a Houston mother kept her 9-year-old daughter's body in a refrigerator for six months after her death.

A Child Protective Services worker testified on Wednesday that the woman acknowledged putting the body in a fridge drawer after finding the girl dead in January. A neighbour discovered the body and went to police.

A court gave the agency custody of the woman's 5-year-old daughter. No charges have been filed.

Caseworker Amber Keyes said the 9-year-old girl had cerebral palsy and weighed just over 6kg when she died.

The mother awoke one morning to find her daughter not breathing and tried unsuccessfully to revive the girl, Keyes sauid. After taking her younger daughter to school, the mother wrapped the body in a blanket and put it in the fridge.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content