Montgomery County mom starved toddler, then put her body in a dumpster, police say

A Montgomery County mother is facing first-degree murder charges after she allegedly starved her 15-month-old daughter and then placed her body in a dumpster.

Police began investigating on Wednesday when a friend of the mother told them she’d admitted to the murder.

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According to investigators, Kierra Tolson, 23, of November Circle in Silver Spring admitted that she’d starved the toddler – Blair Niel – for nearly a month.

After the child died, Tolson told police she placed her body in a pillow case and trash bags, and then tossed her into a dumpster at her apartment complex.

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While searching Tolson’s apartment, police say they found evidence confirming her admission.

Niel’s father told police the last time he’d seen her was April 17.

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The child’s body has not been recovered.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Montgomery County police at (240) 773-5070.