DETROIT — 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 just east of downtown. An autopsy will determine how they died.
Police initially reported a woman's body was found in the freezer, but later said it was actually the bodies of the two children in a plastic bag.
The boy was about 11 and the girl was 14, said police Chief James Craig who called it a "terrible find."
The woman was not in the apartment when the court officers or police arrived. "One of the community members here ... approached our officers and advised that they knew where the parent was located," Craig said.
The children's mother was found in a nearby apartment and questioned. She was arrested later Tuesday. Her name has not been released.