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Detroit mother whose 2 kids were found dead in freezer faces arraignment on abuse charges

  • Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb looks into the gallery during the video arraignment of Mitchelle Blair, in the courtroom of Magistrate Renee McDuffee, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. Blair, who was charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond.  (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez )  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb looks into the gallery during the video arraignment of Mitchelle Blair, in the courtroom of Magistrate Renee McDuffee, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. Blair, who was charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Magistrate Renee McDuffee talks with Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb during the video arraignment of Mitchelle Blair, Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 36th District Court in Detroit. Blair, who was charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond.  (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Magistrate Renee McDuffee talks with Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb during the video arraignment of Mitchelle Blair, Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 36th District Court in Detroit. Blair, who was charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Mitchelle Blair stands during her video arraignment at the 36th District Court, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. The Detroit woman charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond.  (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez )  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Mitchelle Blair stands during her video arraignment at the 36th District Court, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. The Detroit woman charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

The 35-year-old mother of two Detroit children whose frozen bodies were found in a deep freezer in their home is due in court on five counts of first-degree child abuse.

Mitchelle Blair faces arraignment Thursday. She could face more serious charges once investigators determine how the children died.

Blair was arrested Tuesday after court officers serving an eviction notice opened the freezer and found the bodies of her daughter Stoni Ann Blair and her son Stephen Gage Berry.

Autopsies are scheduled Thursday, but could be delayed if the bodies haven't thawed.

Prosecutors believe Stoni was 13 and Stephen was 9 when they died. Stoni would have been 15 now, if alive, and Stephen would have been 11.

Blair's 17-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son have been placed in protective custody.