Little boy found with dead mother

Police make a heartbreaking discovery inside an apartment near Newark, New Jersey yesterday.   After neighbors complained of a foul odor,  Police discovered an emaciated 4 year old boy with his dead mother.  Police believe the woman had been dead for about a week.  The young boy told police he tried to get food but couldn’t reach it.   He has been taken to a hospital and is doing well.  An autopsy has been scheduled, but police say it appears the woman died of natural causes.

4 comments

  • becky

    can't believe the neighbors didn't notice that the woman and her son hadn't been seen in a week and didn't check sooner

  • PluckyMo

    In defense of the neighbors, I used to live in an apartment, and because of differing schedules, could go a week or more without seeing any of them. What surprises me is that the child did not try to reach out to any of them for help when he became extremely hungry. I am not blaming the child for failing to do so; I'm just surprised he didn't.

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