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Girl, 9, dead for months inside Houston apartment

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Houston police are investigating after a young girl was found dead Monday night in an apartment in southwest Houston.

At around 8 p.m., Houston firefighters were called to make a welfare check on a unit at the Happy Homes Apartments off Club Creek Drive.

When crews entered, they found a young girl dead inside the refrigerator in the kitchen. She was later identified as 9-year-old Ayanha Cobb. The special needs girl, who we're told suffered from cerebral palsy, was found wrapped in blankets at her mom's apartment.

Authorities say their initial investigation suggests Cobb had been dead for months. Police say she was in the unit alone. Detectives have been unable to contact the child's mother.

The deceased child has another sibling, a 6-year-old, who HPD says is healthy and fine. That sibling was under the care of her father at the time who lives in the area.

At this point, authorities don't suspect foul play. An autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death.
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