Sheriff's deputies in southern Maryland on Monday continued to investigate the discovery of the bodies of two small children in a freezer in a Lusby home.
Calvert County authorities said they found them Saturday as they were investigating a report of an injured child.
A woman who said the girls were her adopted daughters has been arrested, according to The Washington Post. Renee Bowman, 43, told deputies that the remains had been frozen since at least February, according to a press release by sheriff's Lt. Bobby Jones and detective Sgt. Michael Moore Jr.
The sheriff's office said a third girl was found by investigators Saturday after escaping from a locked bedroom by jumping out the window. The release by Jones and Moore said Bowman told investigators she beat the 7-year-old with a "hard-heeled shoe."
She was charged with child abuse in connection with that girl, Jones and Moore said.
Bowman has been ordered held without bond.
Jones and Moore said the Medical Examiner's Office asked that the entire freezer be brought to Baltimore so the evidence could be removed.
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