Mummified body of young girl found in vacant apartment closet

Authorities in Georgia made a gruesome discovery over the weekend after receiving a mysterious phone call from a disconnected cellular device. The call led police to an apartment in Decatur, where they found the mummified body of a young girl hidden in a closet. The incident has left the community shocked and searching for answers.

Late Sunday evening, an officer from the DeKalb County Police Department responded to a distressing call at the Hidden Valley Apartments on Misty Water Drive. The caller, using a disconnected cell phone, claimed that a deceased 8-10 year old child was concealed in one of the apartment closets. Upon arrival, the officer discovered a child’s body in apartment number 29. The girl appeared to be much younger, approximately 2-4 years old.

Homicide detectives took over the investigation after confirming the accuracy of the caller’s information. As of now, there are no updates in the case as the department awaits the medical examiner’s report. A man, who wishes to remain anonymous, revealed that he was the one who stumbled upon the horrifying scene. He described the girl as resembling a mummy, identifiable by her clothing and hair.

According to the anonymous witness, he came across the apartment around 4:00 p.m. on June 25. The door was wide open, and a putrid stench filled the air. Intrigued, he entered the apartment and found it in disarray, as if someone had left in a hurry. Further exploration led him to an open closet door, where he discovered a human arm protruding. It took him a moment to comprehend the horrifying truth – a dead child.

Neighbors expressed shock and disbelief at the tragic incident. Catherine Costello, a next-door neighbor, recalled a woman living in apartment number 29 but claimed to have never seen a child there. She lamented the fact that the child seemed to have been isolated, never leaving the apartment or attending school. Other residents mentioned that homeless individuals often sought shelter in the unit, challenging the notion that it was unoccupied. Anthony Shelton, another neighbor, described the situation as terrifying and heartbreaking.