Description:It was a foul odor coming from the apartment that alerted police to force open the chain-locked front door.
Once inside, Union police officers found a very malnourished and dehydrated 4-year-old boy in the living room, and the badly decomposing body of his mother on the floor of the bedroom.
Police believe the mother died of natural causes 4 to 6 days earlier. “(I’m) very sorry for this boy and the lady,” said one neighbor. “For this boy it’s a tragedy.”(1:40)