Mother confesses to murdering her two children after bodies found in freezer

A mother has allegedly confessed to the murder of her two children after the bodies of a boy and girl were found stuffed in a freezer at the family home, according to a police source.

The woman, named locally as Mitchelle Blair, 35, was arrested after the frozen bodies of a boy, approximately 11-years-old, and a girl, around 14-years, were discovered inside a plastic bag.

It is believed the pair had been dead for more than a year when the grim discovery was made by bailiffs carrying out an eviction at the Martin Luther King apartments on Tuesday morning.

It has been claimed that Blair allegedly confessed to strangling her son in May 2012, according to WXYZ, who are quoting a police source.

She is also said to have admitted torturing her daughter to death just nine months later, the news channel reported.

Blair, who has two other children – 11-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter – has not been charged and is said to be a person of interest in the police investigation.

Police were called in by the bailiffs after they discovered the girl’s body in the chest freezer next to the front door. Her siblings corpse was found later.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the mother was taken into custody after an apartment resident informed officers she was staying with someone at a different home inside the complex, according to the Detroit News.

Craig said the mother, who was handcuffed when the was taken into custody.

Neighbors say Blair and that she goes by Angel,WXYZ Detroit reported.

Blair describes herself as ‘Loyal to my babies’ on her Facebook page.

On January 30, the posted a photo with a message.

It read: ‘There is no greater blessing than being called MOM.’

Before she was taken into custody, the mother reportedly said her son was raped and that the sexual assault had been carried out by his siblings.

Police have not confirmed that is the case and it is unclear if she was talking about the boy who was found in the freezer.

She filed a paternity suit in 1999 which resulted in a man being ordered to pay child support.

Blair filed another suit in 2007 against another man which had the same result.

She had not been charged as of Tuesday evening.

Her brother Marlon Blair said: ‘It’s too early to even say what this could be, or to make any judgments.

‘She didn’t have any emotional problems from what I’m aware of. I don’t know what to say about this.’

Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt said it appeared the bodies had been in the freezer for ‘over a year’ and that the mother had been living in the apartment ‘with other children while the bodies were in the freezer’.

‘This is a terrible situation,’ he said.

According to Craig, Blair has two other children, aged 11 and 17, who are unharmed and currently in ‘protective custody’.

No weapons were discovered after the apartment was searched and police do not yet have a motive.

Neighbor Shanetria Lanier, 21, said Blair home-schooled her children and ‘that’s why no schools were wondering where they were’.

There is no record of the children attending classes, according to a Detroit Public Schools official.

People did notice that two of her children seemed to disappear about a year ago.

Lanier said: ‘When people asked her where her other two kids are, she said they were at their aunt’s house.

‘Or sometimes she’d tell people they stayed inside because they didn’t like to be around people.’

Source: The DailyMail

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