A mum has been arrested after the body of her daughter was found set in concrete and used as a bedside table in her San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina, home.
The victim’s body was discovered at her mother’s home four days after the police opened an investigation after receiving a complaint from the girl’s father on October 24.
Milagros d£ad, who is five years old, was allegedly found by 27-year-old Vanesa Alejandra Mansilla.
The mother admitted to being “scared” and not knowing what to do about her daughter’s death when she was questioned by the police after they discovered the body.
Police, however, claim that she allegedly put her daughter’s body in a nylon bag and then filled the box with concrete.
Milagros was frequently left alone in unsanitary conditions, according to friends and family, while she preferred her other two children, who were three and seven years old.
The mum is said to have used the crate as a bedside table in her home for at least a few months.
Concerned family members claim that the last time they saw Milagros alive was on July 30 when she attended one of her siblings’ birthday celebrations.
The two additional children of Ms. Mansilla have been temporarily placed in the custody of their maternal grandmother.
The results of the autopsy and an examination of the bed mattress, which was discovered to have blood stains, are still pending with the authorities.
As the investigation continues, the mother is being held in police custody.