CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Malnourished Boy, Found With Dead Mom In N.J. Apartment, Out Of Hospital

Adoption Offers For The 4-Year-Old Have Come In From Around The World
Mother found dead in Union, N.J. apartment (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Mother found dead in Union, N.J. apartment (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

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.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

(TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)