An Ohio couple has been found guilty of murdering their 5-year-old daughter. Jackson Township’s law enforcement officers discovered that after killing their daughter, the couple filed a missing person report. The girl’s body was found inside the Ang’s Asian Cuisine restaurant, the established being owned by the girl’s parents.
Ming Ming Chen and Liang Zhao, the Ohio couple found guilty of murdering their five-year-old daughter, filed a missing person’s report on Tuesday. At that time, the couple declared that their daughter, Ashley Zhao, went missing at around 4:30 pm. The authorities issued a statewide endangered child alert at around 5 pm.
According to the couple’s initial statements, Ming Chen went up to her daughter’s room at around 9:30 pm, to wake her up. The woman declared that the girl was not in her bed, and no one saw or heard from her that morning.
Ming Chen and her husband are the owners of an Asian restaurant in North Canton, Ohio. The Jackson Township’s local authorities pooled their resources, in an attempt to find the missing girls. Unfortunately, after just a few hours, the authorities found the girl’s lifeless body inside the family-owned Asian restaurant.
Police affidavits state that the body was concealed in the restaurant and that the Ohio couple was shortly apprehended as prime suspects in the girl’s deaths. After being taken into custody, the couple admitted killing their daughter and hiding her body in the restaurant.
The authorities were able to determine that the girl was killed on Monday, at around 9:15 in the morning. Oddly enough, the couple stated that the girl disappeared at 4:30 pm.
Although the authorities are still trying to determine the reason why Ming Chen murdered her daughter in cold blood, they have a partial picture of the events that led to Ashley’s premature death.
It would seem that in a fit of anger, the woman hit the little girl in the head with her fists, at least a couple of time. Zhao, Ashley’s husband, witnessed the whole scene. Seeing that the woman lost her temper and started hitting the little girl, the man took his daughter to the bathroom to wash her face of blood.
According to Zhao, while cleaning his daughter, he saw a green liquid dripping out of the girl’s mouth, and that she stopped breathing. The tried to bring his daughter to life using CPR, but the head wound was much too severe.
For their deeds, the Ohio couple will have to answer for multiple charges including murder, felonious assault, and complicity to commit murder.
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