Body Of Girl, 5, Discovered Set In Concrete and Used By Mum As Bedside Table

A mum has been arrested after a horrifying discovery was made in which the body of her daughter was found set in concrete and used as a bedside table.

Vanesa Alejandra Mansilla, 27, claimed to police she found five-year-old Milagros dead.

But police accuse her of placing her daughter's body in a nylon bag inside a wooden box before filling it with concrete, according to reports.

Friends and family claimed that she favoured her other two children, aged seven and three, while Milagros was often left alone in unsanitary conditions.

The mum is said to have used the crate as a bedside table in her San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina, home for at least a few months.