Calling Samilya Brown on October 30, where Samilya Brown said Zya Singleton injured herself when she fell out of a second-floor window while playing with a cat, the prosecution said, but the doctors found inconsistencies in Brown's story , The 4-year-old died on 3 November.
The coroner then noted what the prosecutor called "horrible" signs of abuse: cigarette burns, bite marks, malnutrition, and wounds that appeared to have been treated with self-made stitches that had become infected
investigators say the story Zya, who falls out of the window, had been invented, and the cause of the child's death was the abuse and neglect Brown had done.
Brown, 38, was indicted on Tuesday for murder and endangers the well-being of a child.
The DA Office says that Zya's birth mother has given Brown custody of the child to keep the girl away from the foster home. The two women had known each other for years, but the mother did not seem to know about the abuse. The mother could see Zya before she died.
"This child was killed and brutally killed and abused for a long period of time," NBC Philadelphia told a news conference. "This is a terrible, heartbreaking case of abuse, neglect and murder of an innocent, defenseless child."