|Body of Burned Child Found in Trash Can|
|By LIZ FIELDS (@lianzifields)||Nov 2, 2013, 1:00 PM|
A 10-year-old girl's badly burned body was found at an Atlanta apartment complex this morning, and the girl's father and step-mother were arrested.
Police identified the girl as Emani Moss.
The father and step-mother Eman and Tiffany Moss, were expected to be charged with felony murder, cruelty to children in the first degree and concealing a body, police said.
Detectives continued during the day to investigate the crime scene where the body was found.
Police dispatch received a 911 call from the girl's father at 3:43 a.m. on Saturday morning, Gwinnett County Sgt. Brian Doan told ABCNews.com.
The man indicated he was suicidal, and that his daughter had died after drinking a type of chemical, police said. He told police that the girl's body was with him inside the apartment.
Officers who responded found the man standing outside the Landmark at Coventry Pointe Apartments on Veranda Chase. Doan said that when they arrived he pointed to a trash can in the recreational area where there were picnic tables.
Officers lifted the lid and inside found the girl's body, which they said had been burned, although the cause of the girl's death had not been confirmed.
The suspects were both being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, police said.