"Years ago, a little girl lived in that house and was constantly taunted by the other kids because she couldn't speak. One day, her mother found that her overseas husband was sick and sent her daughter to her grandmother's while she went to help him. But, while the girl was walking, she was caught by kids who taunted her for being mute. They chased her back home and locked her in her room. Unable to contact anyone, she died of starvation, and is now said to haunt the empty house."
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was one of the shows I grew up on in the early 90's. It was a collection of campfire stories aimed at scaring the pants off little kids. The one I remember best is "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost".