This is so sad and heartbreaking!
Houston police say officers called to an apartment by a suicidal man found the body of his 6-month-old son in the refrigerator. Houston Homicide Sgt. Ora Chandler says the man called 911 Wednesday morning saying he was having suicidal thoughts. However, when officers arrived, the man refused to let them in.
Police forced their way into the apartment once they discovered a child lived there, and eventually discovered the infant’s body in the refrigerator. Chandler said the man confessed that he had put his son in the refrigerator about 6 p.m. Tuesday after finding that he had stopped breathing.
The father, whose identity police were withholding, was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in police custody. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday evening. An autopsy is planned on the child.
‘Up until this point, he had appeared to be a good father and because of her own issues, she decided this would be a temporary solution to her problem. ‘But she planned to come here to actually take the child today,‘ Chandler said. Neighbors say they are shocked, as the man appeared to be a good father. ‘Very shocking for the most part. Never thought something like this would happen. He was good with his baby, you know? He was happy,’ neighbor Evette Williams said. ‘I really can’t say much. It’s just devastating to me.‘ Authorities agree that from what they can tell so far from their investigation, the man showed no signs he would commit such an act. ‘This sort of thing is unexplainable given the way people say he’s cared for his kid in the past,‘ Chandler said.