5-year-old’s decaying body found in closet

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(CNN) – A very disturbing story out of Houston — where police say a mother hid her 5-year-old child’s body in a closet for almost a week.

Police were called to this apartment complex Monday after family members came to the home in search of the little girl.

When they asked about an odor in the apartment — police say the mother confessed that it was from her child’s body — which was hidden in a closet.

The mother told police the girl died on August 27th from ingesting chemicals.

Police are investigating to determine exactly what happened.

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