Police were called to an apartment in the 800 block of St. Aubin Street, which is near Lafayette Central Park Tuesday morning. Friends and neighbors inside the Martin Luther King homes learned that a 14-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother were both found dead in a freezer inside one of the units.
Originally, police announced they had found a woman's body. Shortly after FOX 2 arrived on scene, police updated and said that there were two bodies found inside the freezer. Detroit police said the two children were found inside a plastic bag inside the freezer and they had been their for "some time".
"I love that little girl. She comes to my house. Everything is wrong,"
The mother, friends say went to a relatives home with her other two kids and they told police immediately where to find her.
"From that information from that community member, we responded and detained her for further investigation," Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday.
Neighbors and even some family members said that they had not seen the children recently. The aunt said she had not seen the kids in about a year and worry that's how long the kids were gone. Neighbors said when they asked the mom about her children, she told them that they had been at their aunt's home; the same aunt who had been wondering where the children had been.
Police said the mother was arrested and the children are now in protective custody.
Family friends and neighbors are still trying to make sense of it all.
Tori Childs is a close friend of the mother and she says whatever happened, how it happened, she simply wishes she could have saved those two young kids.
"She said 'Tori, I'm sorry' and then the police drove her away," Childs said.
No weapons were found in the home and the cause of death is still being determined. There were no signs of trauma on the children, police said.