A man says he found the corpse of a baby in a box in his dead mother’s freezer. The finding has raised all kinds of questions for him as to what secret his mother was hiding.
Adam Smith, of Missouri, said he recently opened up the cardboard box, which had been in his mother’s freezer for as long as he could remember. For all that time, he had thought it was a wedding cake top, which would make sense.
He said the box had been in the freezer since he was a kid, but his mother told him it was none of his business https://t.co/PpDk1gnner
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But when he cut open the box, he said there was a baby inside, with its skin and hair intact, and a pink fleece blanket.
He told KSDK:
“I pulled [the box] out and … I grabbed this knife and I just cut through the plastic and opened it up. And that’s when I found a frozen baby in there.”
Smith says every time he tried to ask her mom, Barbara, about this, she disregarded his question or said the query was off the table.
Barbara died on July 21, and that’s when Smith finally decided to find out what was in that box.
He says that since then, he’s found out more about this mother, like the fact that she had had twins — and one was stillborn.
“I’m finding out my mom wasn’t who I thought she was,” Smith said.
Smith says he immediately called police about the body, which is now being called a “suspicious death.”
Smith thinks his mother could be responsible for the baby’s death. She’s apparently carried the secret to her grave:
“Even as she was on her deathbed, she never told me what was in that box. That’s what makes me think maybe she did something to this baby and didn’t want to tell anyone because she was afraid she would get in trouble.”
ICYMI: The strangest story we've covered @ksdknews in some time. A St. Louis man found a frozen baby in his mom's freezer this past weekend. He says it's been in a box for 37 years and his mom always told him a cake top was inside. https://t.co/c7sCZWYJEl
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