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Azuradee France Charged After Boy Found In Freezer

Azuradee France

Azuradee France is a woman from Detroit Michigan after police found the body of her three year old son dead in a freezer. According to police reports a wellness check was performed at her home and officers found the body of three year old Chase Allen was found dead in the freezer and the little boy had been there for quite sometime. According to family members child protective services had been sent to the home multiple times and Azuradee France would tell them that her son was living with his Grandfather girlfriend in Florida. Well turns out the Grandfather was in prison during this time and when he finally got out he would tell police he had not seen his grandchild in quite a long time. Azuradee France has been charged with felony murder, first-degree child abuse, torture and concealing the death of an individual. 

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Azuradee France has been charged with murder after the body of her 3-year-old son was found in a basement freezer.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Sunday that Azuradee France, 31, has been charged with felony murder, first-degree child abuse, torture and concealing the death of an individual. 

“The alleged facts in this case have astounded even the seriously jaded,” Worthy said in a statement Sunday. “Our children continue to be at risk — not just from gun violence but also from the alleged murderer that lives in the house with them.

Azuradee France was arraigned Sunday and remanded to jail. A probable cause conference is set for 8:30 a.m. July 8, and a preliminary examination for 1:30 p.m. July 15 before Judge Kenneth King.

Detroit police officers were sent to a home in the 12760 block of Monte Vista for a wellness check on a child at 12:45 p.m. Friday and discovered the remains of a deceased child in the freezer,

The medical examiner determined the boy’s death was a homicide. The case remains under investigation, and the facts and evidence will be placed on the record at the preliminary examination, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

Police said Friday that when a team of Detroit cops and a state child advocate arrived at the house, the woman who answered the door acted strangely.

They called for a supervisor and the team entered the home, found five children living in squalor and the decomposed body of the boy entombed in a basement freezer.

“This case has shocked me, and shocked our investigators,” Detroit Police Chief James White said during a press conference Friday just down the street from the crime scene.

Toni Haynes, the boy’s grandmother, said Friday her dead grandson’s name was Chase Allen, and that he was blind.

Haynes said she became suspicious when her daughter, Chase’s mother, told her the boy had burned his hand by touching a plateful of noodles so she called Child Protective Services.

“I called CPS on her. A lot of us called, and they’d come out and give her kids right back to her.”

Haynes said after the state visited her daughter’s home several times, her daughter told her Chase had gone to live with his paternal grandfather’s girlfriend in Coldwater.

“But then (the grandfather) got out of jail and he told me Chase wasn’t living with his girlfriend,” Haynes said. 

She said family members went to the house on Monte Vista about two weeks ago to confront her daughter, followed by another call to state Child Protective Services

Haynes said she had no idea how long Chase had been entombed in the freezer.

Haynes has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Chase’s funeral, and for clothing and other necessities for the surviving children.

Friday’s grisly discovery harkened to a 2015 case involving Mitchelle Blair, who enlisted the aid of two of her children to help kill their two siblings and cram their bodies into a freezer.

Known as the “Freezer Mom,” Blair pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges and is serving a life prison sentence.

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