Aunt Arrested After Police Find Niece’s and Nephew’s Dead Bodies in Her Car

A Baltimore woman is facing a series of charges after police found the remains of her 7-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew in her car.

Nicole Michelle Johnson, 33, of Baltimore was arrested last week charged with two counts each of first-degree felony child abuse, first-degree felony child abuse resulting in death; misdemeanor neglect of a minor; misdemeanor failure to report the death of a child; and the unauthorized burial of a body as a misdemeanor, court records show.

“The entire Baltimore County Police Department grieves with the community over the “unspeakable deaths of two innocent children,” said Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. “The investigation into this atrocious crime will not stop until those responsible are brought to justice.”

Per CNN:

“Johnson told detectives that she hit the girl several times for “misbehaving,” causing her to fall and hit her head on the floor, according to the documents. Johnson then stowed the girl’s body in a suitcase and carried it around for months.
She also told detectives that she’d seen blood on Larry’s leg two months ago and that he never woke up after saying he was tired, after which she placed him in the plastic tote which she later placed in the trunk with his sister. It is not clear when the boy’s body was moved to the car. An autopsy found that Joshlyn weighed 18 pounds and Larry weighed 21 pounds, according to the documents.”


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