HOUSTON – A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator.
Amber Keyes is being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child-serious bodily injury. The 35-year-old Keyes hasn't been charged with killing her daughter, Ayahna Comb, but Houston police say the neglect charge is linked to her death.
Ayahna weighed 14 pounds when some children looking for food found her body in Keyes' refrigerator in June. An autopsy determined Ayahna, who had cerebral palsy, died of malnutrition and dehydration.
Keyes says she found Ayahna unresponsive on Jan. 29 but couldn't revive her, so she wrapped the girl in a blanket and stashed her in the fridge.
An attorney for Keyes didn't immediately comment. Bond is set at $50,000.