'Killer' Mom Stored Kids' Bodies in Freezer

Cops led to gruesome find by abused runaway
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2008 4:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Maryland woman is being held without bail after admitting she stored the corpses of her adopted 9- and-11-year old daughters in a basement freezer, WBAL TV reports. Police came to her house after a third daughter was found wandering the streets, covered in cuts and bruises. The woman has been charged with child abuse. Police are awaiting autopsy results before filing further charges.

"There wasn't one spot that didn’t have a bruise. From her legs to her arms, the back of her neck to her head to her face," said the man who found the 7-year-old runaway. "She said, 'My mother beats me to death, and she kicked me out of the house.'"