Mariha Trenice Smith 5, Detroit Michigan went missing early Sunday morning from her house. she was put to bed about 3:30 am in the livingroom on the floor. When the mother woke up still drunk, she passed out on the couch.
Fireman were called to a fire in a house on Sunday morning around 8:30 am. Inside the house they found a charred remains of a child. At this time Mariha was not reported missing. The child in the house is homicide due to asphyxiation. The childs head was crushed, and then set on fire. The police are looking into a person of interest who purchased 41¢ worth of gas at a near by gas station at 7:44 am.
DNA on the burnt child are being conducted and results should take a few days. They said the the body found does resemble Mariha.
UPDATE: The mother spent most the day yesterday being questioned by LE, and also took a lie detector test. The autopsy report says that the child was dead before the fire. A male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, purchased gas from BP station two blocks from the burned, two-family flat. Detroit police took the store’s surveillance videos for its investigation.
UPDATE: The Aunt where Mariha was living with her mom, FAILED the lie detector test. Well isn’t that interesting! Did she do this? Or DOES she know who did it? Makes for interesting family members.