Girl handed note to teacher that led cops to find her brother dead in freezer

A young boy has been found dead in a freezer after his mother managed to smuggle a desperate note to her daughter’s school, saying her boyfriend was holding her against her will.

The girl’s teacher contacted cops in Las Vegas when the girl handed over the note yesterday morning, and it led to officers making the gruesome discovery after they searched the house.

In the note, the mother said she was being held captive at the home she shared with her boyfriend, reported KVVU-TV.

Police immediately began to watch the house, which is in Saddle Brook Park Drive in the north-east of the city, and they swooped to pick up the mother and her boyfriend when the pair headed out at about 10am.

In a search of the house, officers found the young boy in a freezer in the garage.

During a police interview, the mum said was being abused by her partner and had been told not to ask about her missing child, cops said.

Homicide detective Lt Ray Spencer added: “She stated that she had not seen her child alive since December 11.

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“During the course of that interview she described that she had undergone abuse by her boyfriend who she lived with.

“She was not allowed to leave the house and she was not able to go into the garage of the residence.”

The boyfriend, who was not the father of either child, was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and now faces a murder charge.

Police have not named anyone involved in the case.

A neighbour told KVVU-TV the news was “gut-wrenching” and added that she’d been suspicious about a U-Haul lorry that had been parked in the drive of the house where the boy was found.

She had contacted the homeowners’ association (HOA) about it, and the vehicle was moved further down the street.

But she said: “Within the last week, week-and-a-half, it has been sitting in front of that house, and we’ve been contacting HOA again.”

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