Parents of girl found dead in Dumpster indicted for murder

Jan. 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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ATLANTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Georgia couple has been indicted for their 10-year-old daughter's death, which medical examiners say was caused by starvation.

The burned body of Emani Moss, was found in a Dumpster outside the apartment of her father Eman Moss and stepmother Tiffany Moss in Gwinnett County in November, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

On Wednesday, Gwinnett County Medical Examiner confirmed that the girl starved to death and weighed only 32 pounds when she died. Her body was burned after she died.

"This is the worst investigation I've been involved in with regards to the condition of the child that did not have trauma," Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Investigator Eddie Reeves told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Also Wednesday, a grand jury indicted the Mosses on charges of malice murder, concealing a death, two counts each of felony murder and two counts each of first-degree child cruelty.

Bail was denied for the couple last week by a judge. Court records show the Mosses previously faced cruelty and abuse accusations.

The Mosses two other children have been placed with the Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services.

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