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.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments (2)
  1. Reblogged this on GLOBAL RADIO NETWORK.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live