(PEOPLE) — The body of an 11-year-old girl who had been missing since August of 2014 was found on Sunday inside a freezer that was allegedly owned by her mother.
Officials from Child Protective Services visited the West Bradenton, Florida, apartment of Keishanna Thomas last Friday, expecting to find five children between the ages of 2 and 15 years old. Instead, they only found four: Missing was 11-year-old Janiya Thomas, who, CPS officials later learned, had not been seen since August of 2014.
According to authorities, Keishanna Thomas would not divulge her daughter's whereabouts – even after being arrested and appearing before a circuit court judge. For her alleged refusal to cooperate, she was held on a contempt of court charge.
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