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Boy locked in apartment with dead mother

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A New Jersey boy was found Tuesday morning locked inside an apartment with his dead mother's body.

It happened on Manor Drive in Union. The boy had apparently been alone for nearly a week and had not eaten.

Neighbors reported a foul smell and alerted police. Building managers reportedly found the boy behind a chained door.

He was rushed to a local hospital. His condition was unclear.

One neighbor told reporters that he hadn't seen the woman since January and didn't hear any commotion coming from the apartment. 

The woman, who has not been identified, is believed to have died of natural causes several days prior and the boy could not get out of the house.

 

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