Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.
Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.
"In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this," San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.
Susan Lilly, a spokeswoman for the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office, told the Daily News they would not comment on the relationship the children had with the adults at this time. Police also haven’t commented on how the bodies were discovered or exactly how they were killed.
"Our last homicide in this county was 1995, so we don't even deal with homicides on a regular basis," Lily said. The town near the murder scene, Norwood, has a population of about 500 people. "So, when we have a situation like this, where we have a double homicide of young children, it's devastating."
Also arrested in connection to the murders: Frederick Blair, 23, Ika Eden, 53 and Ashford Archer, 50. They have been charged with child abuse causing death.
[Photos: San Miguel County Sheriff's Office]
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