Police Say Toddler Found Alone Days After Grandmother Died
Authorities say a toddler was found alone in a Tennessee home several days after her grandmother died.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a Maryville Police Department report says the 15-month-old girl was found Saturday.
The police report says her grandmother, 58-year-old Anette Ineichen, was found dead in the house. Officials believe she had been deceased for some period of time.
Police Chief Tony Crisp says the child was brought to a hospital, where she was treated for dehydration and lack of food. Crisp says the child has been released into the care of the Department of Children's Services.
Ineichen's daughter, 28-year-old Tracy Ineichen, says her mother had been caring for the child since she was jailed in September.
Police say Anette Ineichen's cause of death hasn't yet been determined.