SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A five-year-old discovered dead in a Sacramento storage unit may have been kept in a dog cage in a Reno apartment before she died, according to new reports.

The father and stepmom of Cali, the young girl found dead, are now both facing charges.

A Reno TV station obtained an affidavit that says police found an animal crate inside the couple’s Reno apartment bathroom. It had handcuffs attached and food nearby, but no evidence of a pet.

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The stepmom reportedly told police Cali was unresponsive earlier this month. They tried CPR before putting girl in cold water, then into a duffel bag.

The child’s body was apparently kept in a closet for a week as the father reportedly searched the web on how to get rid of a body.

He allegedly eventually drove the body to a Sacramento storage facility on El Camino Avenue.

Cali’s stepmom is in jail in Nevada is facing child abuse charges.

The biological mother who lives in Oakland is asking friends on social media to ignore reporters if they call.

  1. seti1 says:

    Safe to say that Sacramento isn’t the same quite and safe city it was upon my last visit there 17 years ago. After reading and viewing two pages highlighting one horrific crime after another I had to ask myself, ” what happened? “, and the answer is not PC but accurate nonetheless, the demographic of Sacramento and surrounding areas has dramatically. Sacramento, having lost its predominantly White demographic and a 23% ‘ foreign born ‘ population, is plummeting into a crime ridden cesspool. Repeating and predictable…

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