Mother Charged With Murder After 7-Year-Old Girl Was Discovered Dead In Closet, Reports Say She Was Left In The Closet For Months

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Sadly, a young girl’s body was discovered decaying in an Atlanta home after officials received an anonymous tip. The victim was identified as 7-year-old Alivia Hobbs-Jordan. Although the home was evacuated for months, a man found the apartment door open and smelled a horrible odor, according to Cafemom. PEOPLE reported that the man witnessed an arm hanging out of the closet and instantly contacted officials. The unnamed man recalled,

“She looked like a mummy.” 

Officials believe the mother, Alondra Hobbs, left the autistic girl, at some point, between February 28 and June 25. On June 29, the mother was apprehended and later charged with felony murder and cruelty in the second degree, said The Dekalb County Police Department in a Facebook post. 

According to ABC 7, a neighbor informed officials that it’s been several months since they’ve seen the tenant. Another unnamed neighbor informed WSB that earlier in the year, the mother expressed that she wanted to kill herself. The neighbor said,

“Everybody like, ‘Why you want to kill yourself?’ She never said…But she never let you in her apartment. Never.”

Authorities confirmed that the young girl was left in the closet for several months; however, they haven’t confirmed the exact cause of death. PEOPLE reported that officials believe the mother purposely abandoned the child and had no plans of returning to the apartment. When police located the girl in the closet, they found

“what appeared to be a full head of hair and decayed flesh that was in the form of an arm and leg.”

They also discovered mail with the mother’s name on it.

Relatives spoke about the incident, as one family member, Latrience Robinson said,

“I just didn’t see that in her. We all have issues, but I didn’t think she would do something to her kids,”

Fox 5 reported. Robinson told WAGA,

“We had no clue…The baby was supposed to be with the dad’s mom in Albany. That’s what she kept telling us.” 

#Clique, let’s keep the victim’s family in our thoughts and prayers! 

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