A woman was arrested on Tuesday in a small village in the north Texas, after the police found out that she had been forcing her 11-year-old daughter to live with the corpse of her father, the local press reported this week.
Susan Cue Smith was arrested and is accused of exposing a child to danger, falsifying documents and not declaring death, according to AFP.
She explained to police that she had not reported the death of Alan West, her daughter’s father, for fear of being beaten. eviction from her house.
Thus, mother and daughter lived with the corpse, in decay, for three or four weeks, in the city of Electra.
The smells of the house caused the intervention of the police
On December 1, local police chief Terry Guten visited the home after learning of presence of flies and odors which came from the open window of the apartment, is relayed by ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ.
As no one answered when the bell rang, his team entered Smith’s apartment and found, in the hallway, the corpse, which he had covered with a blanket and garbage bags.
Without water, the apartment was full of rubbish and was judged “uninhabitable“, According to the police report, which was accessed by the KFDX-TV network of the NBC network.
Susan Cue Smith was the one who said, before any examination, that the body belonged to the father of the child.
An arrest warrant was issued against her on January 13.
Following the above, the care of her daughter was taken over by the juvenile protection service. The child is being treated in a hospital due to an infection he has suffered due to insect bites.