A woman was being held on $10,000 bond today after reportedly telling police she threw her daughter's body out with the trash.
India Parker, 35, of Cleveland, Ohio, is facing a charge of abuse of a corpse.
Parker is at the centre of an investigation into the disappearance of her daughter, Kaliyah, aged ten.
Kaliyah was reported missing on Monday by the father of one of Parker's other children, Fox News reports.
Relatives and friends have told police they haven't seen Kaliyah since she was five in 2006.
Sgt. Sammy Morris of the Cleveland Police Department, told Fox 8: 'The Cleveland Division of Police received information from the Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services on Monday, about a missing ten-year-old.'
The police report shows that Parker told the girl's father that Kaliyah died when a bookcase fell on her.
However no death certificate has been found and there were no records at local hospitals.
Police say Parker was also reported for child endangering back in 2000.
According to Fox News, Parker had previously had at least one child taken away from her by social workers and subsequently returned to her.
Sgt. Morris said Parker will stay behind bars until police find out what happened to Kaliyah.
He told Fox 8: 'This is an open investigation. We are asking anyone with any information to call the Cleveland Homicide Unit.'
- DAILY MAIL