Delaware state police made a disturbing find inside a Dover home while searching for a missing child.
Officers found the body of a toddler inside a closet in a house on Squire Circle earlier this week.
"The medical examiner has ruled the boy was the victim of homicide, caused by blunt force trauma" said Trooper Gary Fournier.
The body "was wrapped in blankets and clear plastic" he added.
Authorities believe the body is two-year old Justice Hooks. His mother, 33-year old Karen Hooks, is charged with abuse of a corpse.
Hooks' roommate called authorities because he hadn't seen the child in months.