A St. Louis man discovered a dead baby in his mother’s freezer as he cleaned out her home after she died. Adam Smith said that after his mother’s death from cancer he started going through her things and remembered a box that had been in his mother’s freezer his whole life. He was told never to open it. “I’m 37 and it has been in my freezer for 37 years. I was always told it was a wedding cake top,” Smith told KSDK.
When he opened it, Smith found a frozen baby, wrapped in pink fleece. “It still had skin, hair, and everything,” Smith said. “It was “mummified.” Smith said his mother had mentioned she had lost a child before he was born, but he said his mother was a private person who did not talk about the loss.
He reached out to his father about what he found. “He told me my mom was pregnant on their first date and that the next time he saw her, she wasn’t,” he said.