Mother Accused of Fatally Beating Child

parents-1<p>Michaela Madison Reporting

The parents of a missing 5-year-old girl are now facing murder charges.

Ashley Zhao was reported missing from her parents’ restaurant, Ang’s Cuisine in Jackson Township Monday night.

After a day long search the child was found dead, her body hidden inside the restaurant.

Her mother, Mingming Chen has been charged with murder. Her father, Lian Zhao faces complicity to commit murder. Both have also been charged with felonious assault.

The couple appeared in court on Wednesday morning where it was revealed that Chen is accused of striking the child multiple times with her fist, resulting in her death.

They are each being held on $5 million bond.

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