HOUSTON -- Officers with the Houston Police Department said a neighbor found a child s body in the refrigerator of an apartment late Monday.
Police were called to the Happy Home Apartments in the 10100 block of Club Creek around 6 p.m.
A neighbor called police after the victim s 5-year-old sister found her body wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a refrigerator drawer.
Homicide investigators obtained a search warrant and went in to look over the scene. Police said it appeared the apartment was lived in recently.
The girl's identity wasn t immediately confirmed, and no family members arrived at the home on Monday night, police said.
We do have a strong idea, but obviously without family here to identify her, we re just going on our suspicions, said Sgt. Chris Hassig.
Neighbors told police the girl had cerebral palsy.
Nearby residents are concerned about her death.
There s like two, three, four securities every night, said neighbor Michelle Oritz. It s just sad because it s a little girl.
An autopsy will be performed on the child Tuesday.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD at 713-308-3600 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.