5 year old Ashley Zhao was found ‘concealed ‘ inside her parents restaurant and they have been charged in her murder.
Police believe Mingming Chen, Ashley’s mother, repeatedly punched her daughter in the head, before Liang J. Zhao found his daughter on the ground, according to ABC5.
Ashley had a green liquid coming from her mouth when Zhao found her, and the father then tried to wash it off. When doing so, he realized she was not breathing, the Stark County Sheriff’s Department claims.
He then performed CPR on his daughter but could not revive her.
Zhao has been charged with complicity to commit felonious assault and complicity to murder, while Chen is accused of murder and felonious assault.
The young girl had been reported missing about 9pm on Monday, when her mother called police. A desperate search for the young girl was launched on Tuesday, with officials believing Ashley had wandered out of the restaurant.
Her mother told police she had last seen her daughter about 5pm when she went to lay down while her parents worked in the restaurant.