A Georgia woman is charged with murder and deprivation after her teenage daughter was found dead of apparent malnourishment on Saturday.
Police arrested Ebony Berry, 38, after someone in her Cobb County home called 911 to report that a 16-year-old girl was unresponsive, CBS Atlanta reported. When officers arrived, the teen was already dead from malnourishment and neglect.
Other children living in the home were fine, police told WOOD-TV. They were placed in protective custody.
Neighbors said that the girl previously ran away only to be found at a department store, WSBTV reported. Her younger brother had also reportedly run away in the past. He was discovered hiding in a tree.
WOOD-TV found that Berry had been in trouble with Child Protective Services before. About a decade ago, when she was living in Grand Rapids, Mich., Berry allegedly slammed a child's head on a sink and injured him. It is unclear what action the agency took to address this incident.
Berry is currently behind bars without bond.
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