The dead body found in the trunk of a Wisconsin woman’s car was her blind 5-year-old son, an autopsy report has confirmed.
Sagal Hussein, 25, was arrested and charged with five counts of child neglect on March 30, according to inmate records.
A neighbor had contacted police after finding two of Hussein’s children, aged 2 and 6, unsupervised outside their home in Howard, Wisconsin, local TV station Fox 11 News reports. The older child told police that they didn’t know where their mother was and hadn’t seen her since the previous night.
Investigators learned that Hussein also had a third child, 5-year-old Josias Marquez — but neighbors said they hadn’t seen him since Nov. 25, 2019.
Josias was blind and suffered from seizures, Hussein’s mother, Amal Ismal, told the Associated Press.
Hussein had previously claimed she didn’t have any way of contacting the boy, alleging he had been out of state with his father since Jan. 9, according to Fox 11.
Due to Hussein’s alleged lack of cooperation and inaccuracies in her statements, police arrested her on March 30. Her children were placed under state custody.
The next day, officers investigating Hussein’s vehicle made a horrifying discovery — she had been keeping the dead body of a small child in her trunk, police alleged.
On April 15, an autopsy report confirmed the body was that of Hussein’s missing 5-year-old son, according to the AP.
Hussein does not currently face any murder charges, but she is being held on a $500,000 bond, according to inmate records.
She has not yet been appointed a defense attorney, a representative from the Green Bay Public Defender’s Office told Oxygen.com.
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