Mother of siblings found in freezer charged with child abuse

Teddy bears and notes are left at a town home in Detroit, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, where two bodies were found. A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family's home, police said. Court officers found the children's bodies while carrying out an eviction order at the 3-bedroom home in the apartment complex. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Robert Allen)

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Detroit woman with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in a deep freezer in the family’s home.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that 35-year-old Mitchelle Blair will be arraigned Thursday.

Blair could be charged with more serious crimes after autopsies are performed on her daughter Stoni Ann Blair and son Stephen Gage Berry. The medical examiner was waiting until the bodies thawed to perform the autopsies and determine how they died.

Prosecutors believe that when they died, the girl was 13 years old and her brother was 9.

Court officers discovered the bodies Tuesday while serving an eviction notice. Two of Blair’s other children had been living at the home and were placed in protective custody.



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