Kansas City, Missouri: Officers were dispatched to a residence at about 11:45 pm on Tuesday, February 15, after a woman had called to say that "the devil was trying to attack her."
According to the Kansas City Star, citing the application for a search warrant written by detective John Gromowsky, the woman denied that she was mentally ill and then hung up the phone.
When officers arrived to the residence, they heard a woman singing inside. As they knocked, she sung louder.
"They saw what appeared to be a blood trail to the front door and they looked in and saw something very disturbing," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said.
From outside the home, officers were able to see a severed head.
Officers then forced entry to the home and took 35-year-old Tasha Haefs into custody. Officers located her in the kitchen with blood on her hands and feet.
The body of her as of yet, unidentified 6-year-old boy, was found near his head. In the basement of the home, officers found a decapitated dog.
Officers recovered two knives and a screwdriver from the home.
Citing court records, KSAT indicates that Haefs waived her Miranda rights and told officers that the 6-year-old was her son and that she admitted to killing and decapitating him.
Two other children were not in the home at the time of the incident. Their current whereabouts were not disclosed.
Haefs is being held at the Jackson County Jail without bail on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. She was scheduled to appear in court earlier this afternoon.