HOUSTON (AP) — The death of a 9-year-old Houston girl whose body was left in a refrigerator for six months has been ruled a homicide.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said Thursday that Ayahna Comb died from malnutrition and dehydration and suffered from other ailments such as a bone infection. A neighbor discovered the girl’s body in June.
A Child Protective Services worker says Comb’s mother acknowledged putting the body in a fridge drawer after finding the girl dead in January. The caseworker says the girl had cerebral palsy and weighed just 14 pounds when she died.
A Houston Police Department spokeswoman tells The Houston Chronicle the agency expects to file unspecified charges against Comb’s mother. The mother declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.
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