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Autistic child found in filthy Calif. apartment, mom claimed he was missing, report says

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(CBS/AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Police said a California woman was arrested Sunday when they found her autistic son in her filthy apartment after she reported him missing.

The Sacramento Bee reports that sheriff's deputies found the 9-year-old boy in plain sight in a bedroom, after being called on a report of a missing child. His mother, 30-year-old Christina Milligan, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

Sheriff's officials said the apartment had cockroaches, dirty diapers and trash and smelled of urine. The boy and another 2-year-old child were taken into protective custody.

Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said Milligan posted bond and was released Sunday night.

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