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WAYNE COUNTY, MI – A Detroit area woman is facing multiple charges after her son was found stabbed to death, the Associated Press reports.

Atiya Nina Muhammed, 26, was charged with first-degree premeditated murder, felony murder, first-degree child abuse and torture Wednesday, according to Wayne County District Court records.

Muhammed, of Inkster, is the mother of 3-year-old Zion Reid, who was found stabbed to death Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Wayne County prosecutors said Zion was found by police in the bedroom of his home in a state of decomposition, the Associated Press reported. Relatives had gone to the home for a welfare check after being unable to reach Muhammed for days.

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The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Zion died from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

The child’s mother was missing at the time but was later taken into custody by the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

Muhammed is expected to be arraigned Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

The Inkster Police Department and Michigan State Police responded to the scene on Lehigh Avenue in Inkster.

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