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During a traffic stop in Baltimore, cops discovered the starving and decomposing bodies of a woman named Nicole Johnson’s niece and nephew in the trunk of her car, according to police.
Following Thursday’s tragic finding, Nicole Johnson was charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death, according to Baltimore County Police.
She is 33 years old.
What Did Nicole Johnson Do?
Johnson was arrested just after 11 p.m. for allegedly driving without a license and with forged temporary plates and registration, according to criminal records acquired by The Baltimore Sun. Her automobile would have to be towed, she was told.
According to the documentation, she told the officer, “It don’t matter, I won’t be here in five days,”
“Y’all going to see me on the news making my big debut.”
Officers detected a terrible smell as Johnson removed items from her vehicle. According to court documents, she attempted to cover a suitcase with a blanket as she removed it to avoid exposing a body. Johnson attempted to flee but was arrested immediately, according to authorities.
According to the Sun, the youngsters, eventually identified as her niece and nephew, Joshlyn Johnson, 7, and Larry O’Neil, 5, were badly emaciated. Her younger brother weighed 20 pounds, but the female weighed just 18 pounds.
According to the charging document, “According to doctors, it would have taken several months of malnourishment to attain these weights,”
According to the statement, Johnson revealed to detectives that she had been driving around with the bodies in her trunk for months.
Johnson told detectives that she smacked Joshlyn many times in May 2020, causing the girl’s head to hit the ground. Johnson then allegedly placed the youngster in the trunk of her car in a suitcase.
According to the documents, Johnson then said that two months ago, little Larry fell asleep after feeling fatigued and never awoke. She placed his remains in a tote next to his sister in the trunk.
According to the Sun, Johnson told officers that she had been responsible for the children since her sister moved from Maryland to Ohio and was no longer able to care for them in 2019. According to the article, the children’s mother Dachelle Johnson wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post with a link to a GoFundMe campaign to help with burial costs. She said, “I don’t know what to say but I know they both have to be buried. Please help me. My babies are gone for no reason,”
According to the page, the fundraising campaign has been deleted since she has found someone who will do it for free.
According to the NYpost, Chief Melissa Hyatt of the Baltimore County Police Department issued a statement on Friday, “This truly was a devastating incident – one that not only shocked our community to its core, but significantly affected our patrol officers, forensic technicians, and detectives,”
“I am grateful that the harrowing details of this case were thoroughly and quickly uncovered, resulting in an expeditious closure to this tragedy. I want to commend all of our Baltimore County Police Department members who worked tirelessly throughout this investigation to bring justice to these innocent, young victims.”
Johnson is now being imprisoned in Towson, Maryland’s Baltimore County Detention Center.