updated 11/26/2007 2:39:05 PM ET 2007-11-26T19:39:05

Police investigating a possible case of child abuse have found the skeletal remains of another baby concealed in the ceiling of a Detroit home.

The parents of a 1-year-old boy were arrested Friday after his mother took him to the hospital with burns. She told authorities the boy was scalded the day before Thanksgiving by her boyfriend, the child's father.

Authorities say the boy was severely abused, with burns over one-third of his body. He's hospitalized in fair condition.

Police say the woman later told them that her boyfriend had killed another son in March of last year. The boyfriend says the child died of natural causes.

Authorities say the couple admit burning the baby's body in a barbecue grill — to save on funeral costs — and hiding the remains in the ceiling of a home once occupied by the boyfriend's sister.

Authorities say further investigation will determine whether to charge the couple in the baby's death.

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