ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KSDK/NBC NEWS) — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a baby after a man’s disturbing discovery inside his mother’s home.
Adam Smith recently moved into his mother’s apartment to help her after she was diagnosed with cancer.
when she passed away last week, Smith said he started rummaging through her stuff.
As he was shuffling through the freezer to see what to keep or toss, he saw a box.
“I’m 37 and it has been in my freezer for 37 years and I was always told it was a wedding cake top,” Smith said.
His curiosity took over. Smith thought there could be that wedding cake top or even some cash in the box. But what he saw was the last thing he was expecting.
“It turns out it was a baby,” Smith said.
“It still had skin hair and everything it was mummified,” he said. “After that, I freaked out, put it in the box and called police right away.”
The police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death. Smith said his mother had mentioned she had lost a child before he was born, but he said she was a secretive person who would not speak more on the subject.