Mom stabs toddler son to death, then leaves decomposing body in home for relatives to find: Police

A Michigan woman is facing murder charges after her toddler son was reportedly found fatally stabbed last week.

Police reportedly found Zion Reid, 3, dead on Wednesday after they were called to a home in Inkster. Relatives said they couldn’t make contact with the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Atiya Nina Muhammed, in the days leading up to the grisly discovery, according to WDIV.

Reid was reportedly found in a back bedroom. The news station reported that Muhammed was missing when officers responded to the residence.

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The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Reid died from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma. The Associated Press reports that the toddler’s body was decomposing when relatives found him last week.

The Inkster Police Department and Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team ultimately located Muhammed at a hotel and took her into custody. She’s charged with first-degree premeditated murder, felony murder, first-degree child abuse, and torture, as CrimeOnline previously reported. She remains held in the Wayne County jail.

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[Featured image: Atiya Nina Muhammed/Wayne County jail; Zion Reid/WDIV video screengrab]