New details were revealed Wednesday in the case of a 9-year-old girl found dead in her mother's apartment in southwest Houston.
The day after the victim's mother came forward to speak with homicide detectives, an emergency custody hearing was held for the girl's 5-year-old sister.
The body of Ayahna Comb was found wrapped in blankets in the kitchen of an apartment she shared with her mother and her younger sister in the 10100 block of Club Creek Drive.
The girls' mother, Amber Keyes, was questioned by police on Tuesday evening. Police have not yet said if any charges will be filed against Keyes.
A CPS case worker told the court during Wednesday's hearing that Keyes admitted putting her severely handicapped daughter's emaciated body in a drawer of her refrigerator after the 9-year-old stopped breathing on Jan. 29. The caseworker says Ayahna weighed only 14 pounds when she was found Monday. More