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Police: Boy, 4, found living on sugar after mom dies Published: March 28, 2013

An extremely malnourished and dehydrated 4-year-old boy was recently discovered caring for the body of his dead mother, according to

Police said officers broke down the door of the home in response to complaints of a foul odor. They found the 38-year-old woman’s body and her son.

UPI reports that the woman had been deceased for at least four days and the boy had been surviving on sugar because he was unable to open the door of the well-stocked refrigerator.

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