Mom Accused of Hiding Her Daughter's Remains in Refrigerator for 6 Months

A Texas mom has a lot of explaining to do after the body of her 9-year-old disabled daughter was found in a refrigerator she used in her house -- and police say she kept the little girl's remains frozen for six months. Amber Keyes, 35, says she panicked when her daughter, Ayahna Comb, who suffered from cerebral palsy, stopped breathing one night last January. When she attempted CPR and it didn't work, she -- for whatever ungodly reason -- decided not to call 911 and instead stuffed the girl's body in her refrigerator. This is horrifying enough, but wait until you hear who found the little girl's remains.

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Keyes' other child, a younger girl, was reportedly hanging out with two friends at her home and they decided to look for some cheese sticks in the refrigerator. I'm sure you can guess what happened after that: they reportedly uncovered Ayahna's 14-pound body, which was wrapped in a blanket. I can't even imagine the nightmares these poor girls are going to have after making this horrendously sad and frightening discovery.

An autopsy report revealed that Ayahna had suffered from malnutrition and dehydration and her death was ruled a homicide. Keyes had reportedly failed to take her daughter to the doctor for two years prior to her death. She is in jail on $50,000 bail and has been accused of causing injury to her daughter "by omission," which "led to the death of [Ayahna] due to neglect," according to court documents.

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Keyes' younger daughter is now in protective custody, and she has a third child who was 18 months old in 2002, when child services removed her after learning Keyes' boyfriend at the time had been abusing the child.

And I'm afraid there's more.

Keyes reportedly continued to collect Social Security benefits for her daughter after her death AND reportedly told the girl's dad, Armand Comb, that she was alive and well. And she took things one step further, according to Comb, and made him believe Ayahna was on the other end of the phone listening to him while he sang her a song.

Sometimes a story is so insane, there really are no words that can do it justice. I just want to know what this mom was thinking and how she believed she was going to keep her daughter's death a secret. I mean, what did she tell the daughter who was living with her? What did she tell her neighbors? It's devastating to think this little girl was treated this way by the one person in her life whom she should have been able to trust.

Why do you think this mother allegedly did this to her daughter?

 

Image via Houston County Sheriff's Office

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