UPDATE: Mother Arrested After Police Find Daughter Locked In Closet, Reeking Of Human Waste
Kansas City police have arrested a woman after finding her 10-year-old daughter locked in a filthy closet.
The Kansas City Star reports officers freed the girl after responding Friday morning to a call to a child abuse hotline. The officers reported that the girl was alone in the apartment inside a closet reeking of human waste.
The girl is being treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is about to turn 11 and weighs only 32 pounds.
Officers later found the girl’s 29-year-old mother and jailed her on suspicion of child abuse. The mother’s live-in boyfriend was also arrested.
Two other children have been placed in protective custody