A woman has been arrested after court officers made a horrible discovery inside her home of two children in a deep freezer, police say.
The Detroit mother, who is said to have lived in the apartment complex just outside of downtown for the past 10 years, was arrested Tuesday after she was served an eviction notice and court officers discovered the bodies inside a deep freezer located in the three-bedroom apartment home. According to neighbors, the women was homeschooling her kids and two of the children hadn’t been seen for at least a year. Upon the mother’s arrest, her two other children, ages 11 and 17, were found at a neighbor’s home. These children have since been placed in protective custody.
According to Police Chief James Craig, the bodies found inside the freezer were those of an 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl. Investigators are preparing information to present to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. The mother has been identified as 35-year-old Mitchelle Blair. From Detroit News.com: “The children’s frozen bodies were found around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday inside a townhouse at the Martin Luther King homes on the 800 block of St. Aubin by a crew from 36th District Court charged with evicting Blair for non-payment of rent. The bailiffs, whose job is to clear furniture out of the townhouse, first discovered the female child and dialed 911, police said. The boy’s body was found later in the freezer, according to police.”
Blair is reported to have said “I’m so sorry” as police led her away in handcuffs.