The bodies of a young boy and girl were found in a freezer this Tuesday morning on the east side of Detroit. After a court officer arrived at the Martin Luther King Apartments in the area with the aim of serving an eviction notice, a bailiff accidentally discovered the body of a girl around 14 years of age. The bailiff immediately dialed 911 and police officers were soon present at the crime scene.
Even more so, the authorities then discovered one more frozen body, that of an 11-year-old boy. Both bodies were stuffed into the freezer at the home located on St. Aubin Street and seemed to be lying there for some time. After speaking with the neighbors, the officers found a woman appearing to be the mother of the two murdered children. The police reports identified the suspect as 35-year-old Mitchelle Blair, who then went through interrogation and was subsequently arrested that very same day.
The reports issued by the police state that Mitchelle confessed to murdering both of her children after she allegedly found out that the boy and girl had molested their younger sibling. Her confession reveals that she had murdered her son in May 2012, and soon after her daughter. Blair stated that she continued living with her two other children (11 and 17 years old) in the same apartment after putting her deceased children’s bodies in plastic bags and stuffing them into a freezer. Police took immediate precautions and had both unharmed children taken into protective custody, after finding them at the home of a neighbor.
Main suspect Mitchelle Blair will remain in the custody of police until all evidence is gathered and autopsies are carried out. Due to the frozen state of the bodies, the procedure is expected to be completely finished this Thursday.
Currently, the charges for Blair’s crimes are unsettled, as they possibly involve neglect, child abuse, torture and, in the end, double homicide.
According to CBS, WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton stated “Because a mother has a legal duty to care for her children, it would seem that child abuse or neglect charges would be appropriate. But how these children died will determine whether murder, dismemberment of a body or possibly torture charges apply in the case. Of course, the murder charge carries with it the possibility of life in prison.”
All locals who possess any information regarding the case of the two children is highly encouraged by authorities to call 313-596-2260.
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