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Dead Baby Found in Westchester Home, May Have Been Stuffed in Freezer: Sources

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    A dead baby found inside a bedroom in Westchester County Friday morning may have been stuffed in a freezer at one point, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York. Marc Santia reports. (Published Friday, Aug. 5, 2016)

    A dead baby found inside a bedroom in Westchester County Friday morning may have been stuffed in a freezer at one point, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

    The 15-month-old girl's body was found in the second-floor apartment of a house at South Fulton and Washington streets in Mount Vernon, the sources said.

    It's not clear how or when the baby, identified as Samia Rose, died but police said the girl had trauma to her face.

    Law enforcement sources initially said the baby was found in the freezer but now say it appears the child may have been in the freezer at some point.

    Police are questioning the baby's family. Investigators at the scene were hauling bags of potential evidence out of the building. 

    "It's really sad. I can't believe it because the family is a good family," said neighbor Victoria Lewis. 

    Carmen Mahoney remembered the little girl as a smiling and happy child. She said the girl came from a good family and had a loving mother. 

    "She is a good mom, OK. A good mom," she said. 


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