DENVER (AP) — A woman believed to be the mother of a missing boy whose body was found in a Denver storage unit months after he died has been arrested.

Elisha Pankey

This photo provided by the Denver Police shows Elisha Pankey, 43, who was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in the death of a 7-year-old boy believed to be her son.

Police said Thursday that 43-year-old Elisha Pankey was being held in jail on investigation of child abuse resulting in death. She turned herself in on Wednesday.

The boy, Caden McWilliams, was killed around May 24, according to 2018 homicide data obtained by The Denver Post.

Police found his body on Dec. 23 after getting information from police in neighboring Aurora.

The court document laying out the reasons for Pankey's arrest is sealed. Police said they wouldn't release any other information because the investigation is ongoing.

Court records show Pankey was charged with drug possession in Aurora two days before the boy was found. A call to the public defender's office representing her in that case wasn't returned.

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