Police found a 4-year-old boy in an apartment Tuesday with the body of his dead mother, who appeared to have been dead for about five days CBS News said.
The boy's condition was due to his inability to open the refrigerator door. A maintenance worker reported a bad odor coming from the apartment to police, which is when the boy and his mother were found, the Pioneer Press said.
Police don't suspect foul play. The boy attempted to help his mother, police said, because there were "little hand prints" on her body.