In St. Louis, Missouri, a man was going through his mother's freezer following her death.
What he found inside was something he never expected: a frozen, mummified infant.
The man told KSDK news that the box he found the baby in has been untouched for 37 years.
EXCLUSIVE: A disturbing discovery in south St. Louis. Police are investigating the death of a baby. But tonight, w… https://t.co/q6oV5VD8Nj— Justina Coronel (@Justina Coronel) 1564433718.0
He had always assumed it contained a wedding cake topper.
ICYMI: The strangest story we've covered @ksdknews in some time. A St. Louis man found a frozen baby in his mom's f… https://t.co/NGcc78KmxK— Rob Edwards (@Rob Edwards) 1564454733.0
The man, Adam Smith, believes the baby is his sister.
BABY IN FREEZER: Adam Smith believes that his older sister has been in that freezer for decades. I just spoke to hi… https://t.co/T5ao3ZU3Ga— Justina Coronel (@Justina Coronel) 1564509288.0
@ksdknews UPDATE: Since so many of you have been wondering about what this box looked like, here's a photo the man… https://t.co/82GBOPTniL— Rob Edwards (@Rob Edwards) 1564504967.0
Twitter couldn't believe this story was actually true.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews Did her power NEVER go out??? How in the hell do you freeze a baby for 25 + freaking yea… https://t.co/sWEgfLE0ru— Amy Kennedy (@Amy Kennedy) 1564529838.0
Many felt something fishy may have been going on...
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews 3 things could have happened here : 1: the mom sadly did some shady stuff and the baby… https://t.co/I1LwEjA5O3— Rose Vision (@Rose Vision) 1564512734.0
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews Seems like a fishy story. I hope to hear more. If the baby was mummified i guess it makes… https://t.co/ncQbFrGdjq— R.Tyrane Tallie (@R.Tyrane Tallie) 1564502652.0
At the moment, things still seem a bit uncertain.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews Maybe this should have been kept a little more quiet until they know what actually happened.— Sunny (@Sunny) 1564521883.0
Others on Twitter pointed out Smith's mother may have actually gone through an incredibly sad situation.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews I would call it a sad family find where mom could not deal with loss. I’ve lived loss as… https://t.co/zpI09bhstu— TheDiane (@TheDiane) 1564541890.0
It wouldn't be Twitter if there weren't a few very out-of-place puns.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews Ice Ice Baby— TweeT (@TweeT) 1564503251.0
@JustinaCoronel @AWorldOutOfMind @ksdknews The "chilling secret" ? Lmaooooo why did you do that— Zerkcs (@Zerkcs) 1564527846.0
The report prompted many to remember the strangest things they found in their parents' houses.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews The worst thing I’ve found so far cleaning out my grandmas house is a mummified rat, and… https://t.co/Uf7lzJSTv4— alys (@alys) 1564511158.0
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews I thought my mom was weird with the stuff she kept in the freezer. I may need to go check her freezers.— Forklift Jones (@Forklift Jones) 1564504687.0
Though some were quick to judge, this is likely a very stressful situation for Smith.
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews Justina, I tweeted about this yesterday, (lots of activity) about how bad/sorry I feel fo… https://t.co/jyZG3yE2gY— GoliathTraining (@GoliathTraining) 1564510483.0
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews This poor guy. I can hardly imagine this.— Tam Frager (@Tam Frager) 1564519007.0
The investigation into the deceased child is ongoing.
St. Louis police told @JustinaCoronel they continue to investigate this case as a suspicious death, but do not have… https://t.co/cryngPAu44— Rob Edwards (@Rob Edwards) 1564505769.0
But the real questions have yet to be asked...
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews The same fridge for 37 years?! https://t.co/IqsqTLc5QT— ClintΦn HoulkΣr (@ClintΦn HoulkΣr) 1564501760.0
@JustinaCoronel @ksdknews I’ll jump on this one also.. WHY PLEASE TELL ME WHY HE STILL HAS THE FRIDGE.— chrisshants (@chrisshants) 1564510178.0