NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Police have charged the parents of a missing 5-year-old Ohio girl after the child’s body was found in the family restaurant.
Jackson Township Police say the body of Ashley Zhao was found on hidden Ang Asian Cuisine in North Canton on Tuesday.
Zhao’s mother, Mingming Chen, has been charged with the murder. Zhao Liang, the father of the girl, was indicted for complicity to murder and complicity to commit felonious assault.
The couple initially reported that Zhao went missing after taking a nap at the back of the restaurant on Monday evening.
But the police says Chen struck the child several times with her fist on the Monday morning, and the injuries she sustained resulted in her death.
Court records are not attorney information for Chen and Zhao.