Mom arrested after 7-year-old son found dead in storage unit

[Courtesy of: New York Post https://nypost.com/2019/01/07/mom-arrested-after-7-year-old-son-found-dead-in-storage-unit/]

January 07/2019

Charges were filed against a Colorado mom whose 7-year-old son was found dead in a storage unit, according to officials.

Elisha Pankey, 43, faces charges for child abuse and abuse of a corpse in connection to the death of her son Caden McWilliams, whose body was discovered Dec. 23 in Denver, the Denver Post reported.

Authorities believe the 7-year-old child has been dead since May, according to the newspaper. His cause of death is still under investigation.

Prosecutors announced the charges Monday morning while Pankey remained behind bars on $250,000 bond.

“Thanks to the tenacious work by both the Aurora and Denver police departments, we now know that young Caden was not only missing for several months, he was no longer alive. This is a terrible tragedy for the community,” Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in a statement. “While this case will take time to resolve, it will take even longer for our community to learn and heal.”

Anyone with information about the boy’s death is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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