Malnourished Boy, Found With Dead Mom In N.J. Apartment, Out Of Hospital
UNION, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An emaciated child found inside a New Jersey apartment where his mother had been dead for days was released from a local hospital on Thursday.
Police in Union said the 4-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was out of the hospital and in temporary foster care.
Autopsy results are still not available in the death of his mother, 38-year-old Kiana Workman of Brooklyn.
Foul play isn’t suspected, police said.
Police found the malnourished boy and the body of his mother on Tuesday after a foul odor was reported coming from the chain-locked apartment.
The boy weighed 26 pounds, well below average for his age.
His grandmother is in a nursing facility and police said they are looking for other relatives.
Adoption offers have come in from around the world.
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