Neighbours discover corpse of disabled child in fridge

Neighbours discover corpse of disabled child in fridge
Published: 2014 June 11 20:52:42 (10217 Views)
Neighbours of a 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy have told the police that they found the child wrapped in blankets inside a fridge as they investigated the mother's unlocked apartment in the US on Monday.

The child, identified as Ayahna by her father, Armand Comb, couldn't communicate or walk, but he said she was always happy.

She looked healthy when Comb saw her two months ago, the dad said.

"Last time I saw her, she was looking good - like she was gaining weight. Her cheeks were kind of fat," Comb told KHOU-TV.

When Comb recently spoke on the phone to the child's mother, Amber Keyes, she acted as though Ayahna was right there.

He even sang songs to the little girl over the phone.

He planned to see his daughter last week, but utility problems forced Keyes to move temporarily.

She then dropped off the couple's other child, 5, at Comb's mother's office.

Despite the death, investigators say the apartment where Ayahna was found had been lived in recently.



Keyes turned herself over to authorities Tuesday, but has since been released without charges, KTRK-TV reported.

"I just want to know what happened, man, and why. I was right here. I would have helped. I would have done anything," Comb said, crying, to reporters.

Keyes would call Comb at times and say Ayahna was "acting crazy," he told the Houston Chronicle, but he would reply that "that was just her having fun."

Neighbours did not describe Keyes as a bad mother and said they frequently saw her go outside with her other children and dogs, but she rarely took Ayahna out in her pink special-needs stroller, the Chronicle reported.

There's been few details shared by authorities, but neighbours said the remains were badly decomposed, the newspaper reported.

Investigators say they believe Ayahna had been dead for at least a month.

The neighbour who found the little girl refused to speak to reporters about what she saw.

It's not clear how the girl died, but autopsy results are expected from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences this week.

Child Protective Services have taken custody of the couple's 5-year-old.



Source - NYDN

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