A young toddler is recovering from severe dehydration after she was discovered living alone with her dead grandmother .
Authorities say they are unsure when the grandmother died, but that young Brier Ineichen, 15 months, could have been trapped alone for up to seven days without food or water in the Tennessee home.
A family friend found the little girl on Saturday afternoon when Tracy Ineichen, the girls mother, called him to ask if he would check on them. Tracy is in jail for failing to appear for a court date and violating the terms of community correction and left Brier in the care of her mother.
“I got a phone call from Tracy saying something’s wrong…something’s very wrong,” Waldo told WVLT.
“Brier was in her crib and she stood up heard my voice and kind of reached out to me. I told Tracy, ‘I see Brier’ and she said ‘Break that door down,’ ” Waldo recalled. “When I grabbed her, she just couldn’t hold her head up. She was just hugging on me and collapsed on me.”
Grandma was found dead on the floor in the bathroom. Police believe she died because of a medical issue, but authorities have yet to rule on an official cause and manner of death.
I hope the little girl won’t be too traumatised. So sad!
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