• A 26-year-old mother admitted to beating her 5-year-old son multiple times before the child was found dead Monday
  • Her charge of causing serious bodily injury to a child could be upgraded once her son's cause of death is determined 
  • The boy's five siblings have been removed from their mother's home and taken into foster care

Dallas, Texas -- A woman regularly beat her 5-year-old son before the child was found dead inside a home in Dallas earlier this week, police documents showed.

Tiffany Williams, 26, admitted to police that she physically abused her son, Zamaurian Kizziee, "on a daily basis," WFAA 8 reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

Crews of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department discovered the child dead at around 11:30 a.m. Monday with visible injuries to his head, face and back while responding to a call about an injured child in the Bonton neighborhood.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Kizziee had "signs of trauma," police said.

Williams later told detectives in an interview that she had beaten her son multiple times.

The mother punched Kizziee in the temple and back with a closed fist during one instance of abuse that occurred Sunday, police said.

She also struck him in the back and the face with an extension cord multiple times, which caused severe injuries, according to the affidavit.

Williams has since been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, a report by Fox 4 said.

Her charges could be upgraded once the Dallas County Medical Examiner rules on Kizziee's cause of death, according to the outlet.

Williams remained held in the Dallas County jail as of Tuesday. Her bail was set at $1 million.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) confirmed that it had past involvement with Kizziee's family, but it is confidential due to state law.

Kizziee's five siblings, aged 7, 6, 3, 1 and 3 months, have been removed from Williams' home and brought into foster care.

"We’re making sure they get checked out and have what they need," TDFPS spokesperson Tiffani Butler said.

Neighbors and community members were surprised to learn of Kizziee's death.

"This is really surprising, to find this young baby dead in his house," said Aelicia Watson, a neighbor and founder of Redeemed Women, a nonprofit group that serves women in South Dallas.

Watson was not aware of any internal issues in the boy's family, who were described as kind.

Police are still investigating the case.

People with information regarding the incident are urged to contact Dallas police at 214-275-1300.

Representation. Tiffany Williams, 26, admitted to physically abusing her son, Zamaurian Kizziee, "on a daily basis," according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. fsHH/Pixabay